Monday, December 4, 2017

One Little Word - October, November & December

I'm so excited to finish up the prompts in Ali Edward's One Little Word 2017 class!

The October prompt encouraged us to find song lyrics or quotes that relate to our word and include those in our albums. I really wasn't inspired by this prompt, so I adapted it and created a page using hymnal pages as a background. Since I have been ACTIVE in teaching illustrated Bible journaling this year, I created a page using products from that hobby. All the song titles have ACTIVE words (onward, walk, get), and I added more ACTIVE words with letter and word stickers. I used Gelatos and a circle stencil to include the colors of my OLW album. This page is 8x8, which works perfectly with the assortment of page sizes I've used in my album this year.

November's prompt was to write a letter to yourself. I decorated an 8x8 piece of white cardstock (to fit in the page protector behind my hymnal page) for my letter.

Ali also suggested including a full-page photo in our albums (she included a photo from her wedding dinner). I printed one of my favorite photos from our Europe trip and added some journaling that reads: Our Europe trip was one of the most ACTIVE and most relaxing times of the year for us.We enjoyed each day, whether it was packed with travel and activities or a much slower pace with fewer items on the agenda and time to just enjoy being away together.

The December prompts were designed to help us reflect on the year and how we were impacted by our word. I simply printed the prompt page and filled it in.

As I noted on that page, I'm glad to let this word go and move on to a new year (and word). However, I want to end the year ACTIVE, so I choose three ACTIVE goals and created a checklist (from the February prompt provided in the class) for each one. I'll add this sheet to my album at the end of the year.

As you can see, I've started out the month great with these ACTIVE goals:
(1) Physical - walk daily, regardless of the weather or my schedule or where we are each day.
(2) Creative - participate in the Illuminated Journaling Series: The Gifts of Christmas.
(3) FUN - post an #AdventSelfieADay along with Becky and Penny (I'm posting my photos on Facebook each day).

I've already begun thinking about a word for next year and have several possibilities! Did you choose a word this year? How did it impact your life?

1 comment:

  1. I love the letter you wrote to yourself! You've had a wonderful year by the looks of it. Yes, I chose a word, and have found that it's helped me focus on the things that matter most---gratitude, love, compassion. I think I have my word for 2018, but am waiting to live with it for this final month of 2017 and see if it still feels right.


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