For each of the last 4 years I've been choosing a word for the year - One Little Word, inspired by Ali Edwards. I took her online OLW class one year and really enjoyed it. (Well, I enjoyed the tasks I completed. Apparently my OLW that year wasn't FINISH. Wink.)
This year I've chosen 'Priorities' and I wasn't sure at first that I'd picked a word that resonated with me but it is quite growing on me now that we're back to school and getting back into routines.
I had lots of fun this evening having a play in MDS to make a little 6 x 4 inch sized project to print and pop on the fridge where I'll see it each day.
I've used the digital Sweet Sorbet DSP. I've got the 'real paper' pack of this too and it is just gorgeous. I love the colours. Then I added alphabet punches of the letters for my word, filled them with the colours from the paper using the colour picker tool. I added some digital transparent tape underneath so they'd stand out a little more, plus some drop shadows and grey matting. Might be hard to see in this picture but I've also added some words faintly in grey on the letters to remind me of some of my priorities this year.
The first one is 'words and actions.' I went along to the Junior School info night at the kids' school earlier this week and one of the presentations was from the school counsellor. Amongst other things she spoke about 'showing kids we care with our words and our actions' and that sentence has really stuck with me this week.
Here's a close up of a few other letters and their little reminder words ......
What are your priorities for this year? The challenge for me is always keeping them front of mind when we start to get busy. I have a bit of an aversion to our calendar getting too hectic but it gets tricky to keep those white spaces some weeks doesn't it. Anyway - good luck if you're setting forth on renewed efforts towards some of your priorities this year.
Have a great week.