I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Years Eve! The evening started out well for Nate and me. We had dinner and drinks at nice local bar, then headed off to have some fun with Nate's sister and her boyfriend. A few hours into it, I started to feel nauseous. By 10:30pm Nate had to drive me home and take care of me the rest of the night and all day Saturday. It seems the flu bug was my gift for the new year. Lucky me. I am, however, feeling a little better today although I still don't think I'll be leaving the sofa often. But, enough about that!
I decided to do something new for me this year by choosing One Little Word for myself. I've never chosen a word to guide me throughout the course of a year. The thought of having a word to inspire me, influence my choices and chart the course of my life is quite intriguing. In the past, I never quite found the right word, so I never took part in such a journey. Until now. This year is different. With barely a thought, the word unwittingly seemed to chose me.
So many things about this word resonate to me. Freedom from complexity, absence of pretentiousness, naturalness...it's all sounds just lovely. Over the course of the past few months, I have found myself needing to simplifying things. As Nate can attest, I had way to many things going on, none of which made me happy. The word simplify was an obvious choice to carry me into the new year, and one that I look forward to centering my world around. Have you chosen your One Little Word for 2011? If so, feel free to share it in the comments.
Here's to a year full of simplicity and simple, new beginnings. Happy 2011 :)
To learn more about One Little Word and it's origins, visit Ali Edwards blog here.