Friday, December 26, 2014

What's your ONE WORD for 2015?

Words for 2013 ~ created by Jane LaFazio
of 
my blog readers and facebook friends' words 
"What you are is what you have been. What you will be is what you do now." Buddha.

Have you chosen your one word for 2015? One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long. Or at least try to.
Words for 2014 ~ created by Jane LaFazio
of 
my blog readers and facebook friends' words 
In January 2014, my word was CLEAR, and I wrote this at the time:
My ONE WORD is CLEAR. 
Clear, as in clear roads ahead. Clear, as in clear spaces surrounding me. Clear, as in clear skies, clear sailing ahead. Clear, as in a clear mind. 

My 2013 word was LOVE.

My word for 2013~ from my sketchbook by Jane LaFazio

My word for 2012 was Preparation. And I wrote this at the time:
This year I've chosen the word "preparation." Not a very exciting or ethereal-type word, but a good one for me. You see, I want to become a better teacher in 2012. Yes, I'm a good teacher now, and I do get lots of wonderful, positive feedback. But I want to be better. I want to step it up, really give my students their time and money's worth. I want to be more prepared. To be prepared for my classes, to have more hand-outs, more of a structure (but still with lots of room for creative play!) to really think through each step of the process. Good solid preparation is what I plan to be physically doing for each and everyone of my classes and workshops

So, what is your ONE WORD? Do leave a comment on this post, and I will include it in my 2015 words poster. And if you are one of my blog subscribers, you'll receive a free downloadable color pdf of 2015 words. So, you've got two assignments, subscribe to my blog by going here, and entering your name in the upper right hand corner.
And then, leave a comment with your ONE WORD for 2015.

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake." ~ Francis Bacon

78 comments:

  1. My words for 2014 are hearten/heartening and haven. My word for 2013 is fulfillment. I find it fascinating what words people choose. My past words have been gratitude, grace, present, possibilities, and potential. My words for 2015 are fortitude and poise.

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  2. my word for 2015 is imagine! My past words: 2014 - grace 2013 - strength 2012 - gratitude 2011 - trust

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  3. My word for 2015 is BLOOM. last year it was embrace

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  4. My word for 2015 is trust. 2014: embrace; 2013: release :) Pat

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  5. My word for 2014 was Joy, for 2015 it is Abundance.

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  6. My one word is "better". I will work hard to be a better mother. A better artist. A better wife and daughter. Better. Yup. That's it.

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  7. My word for 2015 is heedful

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  8. For 2015 my word is STEADFAST ... to be reflected in ever area of my life, my journey, my expression of life in writing and art, and my relationships with others

    Kristin

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  9. Art - I am concentrating on making my embroidery art and on learning more art techniques that can be used in my textile art

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  10. At the age of 64 I am currently taking Yoga Teacher Training! So my word for 2015 is Yoga!

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  11. Hi Jane. I haven't 100% commited to "magic" but it keeps rolling around in my brain. Such a fun, uplifting and positive word.
    suzschultz23@aol.com

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  12. My word is "Focus" - to get things finished and to keep my workspace uncluttered. Since deciding on this word it keeps popping up everywhere! No excuses to not focus!

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  13. My word is Perseverance. This is my second time choosing a word and for 2014, my word was Now.

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  14. This coming year is going to be Ease, it is declared, it had been stated publicly and blogged, and it has been painted and sits on my altar ready for the new year.
    Bisous
    G

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  15. Planted. As in...I am. Firmly. Richly. I can feel and see my roots. It's a great Gift.Laura

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  16. My word is "purge". If I get rid of half of what I own, I will be free to create with what is left.

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  17. Because I have difficulty doing it, my word for 2015 is FOCUS. Perhaps a wall hanging highlighting that word will help me.

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  18. My word for 2015 is going to be 'creativity'. Thank you for the encouragement to find our words Jane.......

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  19. I have a few words going around in my head, but I'm opting for "play".

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  20. Gratitude for what blessings I have.

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  21. Implement- This word resonates with me on quite a few levels. Thanks, Jane for the inspiration.

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  22. My 2015 word is "Enough." I tend to over-schedule and try to accomplish too much, so this year I will find what is enough for me.

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  23. I had been thinking about this before I even read your post! My word is "authentic" hoping to bring that into all parts of my life.

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  24. I think my word for this year will be Focus. I have had such an upsetting year in 2014 that I have not been able to complete much, so I want to focus on projects and my art and complete a number of things I have started so i can move on.

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  25. My word is Alone. This is the first time since my partner died that I feelready to be fully, richly, magically alone.

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  26. MOVE! My body, my soul and my home. 2015 is my year to MOVE.

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  27. OPEN. My word chose me: Open my spirit and soul to life and all its possibilities!

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  28. my word for 2015 is Declutter
    In my home/life - weeding out the extraneous
    In my work - eliminating activities that distract from what I love to do
    In 2014 my word was Fearless - and I did try all kinds of new things.

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  29. TRANQUILITY. I need it this year. ;^)

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  30. My word for 2015 is CREATE, for 2014 it was FEARLESS.

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  31. My word for 2015 is Expand...for 2014 it was Unfolding...2013 was chrysalis..2015 is my fifth year for choosing and working with a word of the year...

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  32. Two words...mindfullness and energy. Last year it was simplify and my husband I bought a very small house and downsized big time! I am still working on parting with more of my possessions. However, the move took so much of my energy that my art has suffered.

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  33. How do I pick just one word? Simplify, tranquility, compassion, joy, abundance - all are meaningful to me. If I had to sum up one word that summarizes what life is all about for me is would be "love".

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  34. This will be the first time I choose a word, it has been in my mind for quite a few days now, and it goes with my New Year Resolution, which is the first time I choose one too, you can read it in my blog http://alifefullofpassions.blogspot.com/ so my word would be SHARE :)

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  35. My 2015 word is Show-Up.

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  36. I didn't pick a word this year but 2015, it seems appropriate. I used to accomplish so many creative projects, then,, when my job provided more creative outlet, my home projects rather slipped away. I need the creative outlet again at home, and want to rediscover that person who uses her time to create, rather than watch tv or read! I keep tossing around words...reinvent, reclaim, re-establish, redevelop, I haven't hit on the right word just yet. Any suggestions are welcome! I want to finish half-made quilts, make dolls, take more Sketchbook Skool, klasses (and more Jane LaFazio classes :-)!) lose some baggage and accomplish...hmm, that's a good word...

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  37. Thankful -- so blessed - much to be thankful for!

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  38. Inspire. It was my 2014 word also

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  39. Completion. I want to finish fabric I create into projects instead of putting it in the cabinet.

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  40. In 2013, I chose release. Then in 2014, it was value. This year I am choosing revisit.

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  41. It came to me as I sat down amongst the mess of my art space - intentional! My work, my play, my exercise - all of it will be intentional - I'll not let "life" take over. If I don't get something done, I'll assume it was an intentional decision. Fun!

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  42. My word for 2015 is ORIGINAL. I want to do more original design, especially in my fiber art.

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  43. Jane, my One Little Word for this year is BETTER. In every way.

    For 2014 it was CREATE and it was in fact the most creative year in my life (Sketchbook Skool 1 and 2, two Strahmore workshops, one Craftsy course, Liz Steel's SketchningNow... six sketchbooks filled, five in progress. Lots of sketch friends all over the world. And the most important thing - sketchnig is now really my daily habit :) ).

    I've learned, you have to choose your OLW carefully: in 2011 it was CHANGES and my life turned upside down ;)

    Cheers!

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  44. Last year was create and this year is enough. Goes along with the Brene Brown quote, I'm imperfect and I'm enough.

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  45. Love your "one word" prompt...thanks! Mine is FOCUS.

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  46. Make is my word for 2015. Has different meanings for the different parts of my life - make art, make time for me, make an extra effort with my kids and hubby.

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  47. Genuine: authentic; real; free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere; true, unaffected, open, honest, forthright.

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  48. Choice. My word is choice. I choose my reality, I choose how to spend my time. I need to stop blaming everything and everyone for me not choosing to get stuff done!

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  49. My word for 2015 is nourish : http://lynettecollis.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/my-word-for-2015.html
    Wishing you a creatively joyful new year :-)

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  50. Explore is the word that is resonating with me - explore new techniques, new opportunities, etc.

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  51. I have 2 words - MOVE and CREATE. With surgery my legs need exercise. My hands need to create watercolor.
    Nancy

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  52. My word for 2015 is PURGE! It applies to so many areas of my life.

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  53. My word for 2015 is SIMPLIFY. I had chosen another word at first, but January 2nd, I knew with certainty what it needed to be!

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  54. I had so many words that I thought would be good and when I wrote them down to help me choose I realized that one of the words - FOCUS tied them all together so that is my one word for this year.
    Maria

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  55. my word for this year is patience

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  56. Accomplishment to remind me to enjoy what I have completed and not focus on what still needs to be done.

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  58. My word is FINISH (notice the capital letters).

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  59. My word is FREEDOM to break the quilting rules, to travel to follow my passion - textiles.

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  60. My word for 2015 is BLOOM. I love its multiple meanings: blossom, flower, flourish, open, grow. I also designed a motto pillow (a la Laura Kemshall) to celebrate the new year, but I still have lots of stitching and beading to do before its finished.

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  61. Here's what I'm working with: To be OPEN and ANOINTED and to SHARE. I might settle on OPEN for the year, but so far my Lifebook 2015 art has all of them. Last year: EMERGE.

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  62. Finish this applies to o so many aspects in my life, not limited to just the creative.

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  63. My word is THRIVE because that is what I need to do. I got a second chance at life, no thanks to doctors misdiagnosing me for 17 years! I am a woman and I have survived heart disease... The #1 killer of women. I am going to THRIVE!

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