Word of 2013: Choices

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2013-02-10 18.05.36LRFeeling under the weather yesterday, but I made myself get out and walk in spite of it, and captured these couple of photos near sunset.  They aren't nearly as dramatic as the ones I have captured at sunrise.

Every year I have selected a "word of the year."  This year's word is "Choices."  My list of words from previous years is on my other computer which I don't have right now.  I am away from home for an extended period and operating with limited supplies, but I am making the best of it, and it's a good lesson that you don't need all of this "stuff," to be creative.

I have decided to be more conscious of my word this year, to embrace it more fully, to be accountable to this word and what it means.  From dictionary.com, the word choices means:

1.    an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. Hisparents were not happy with his choice of friends.
2.    the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.
3.    the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for theaward.
4.    an alternative: There is another choice.
5.    an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates.
I signed up for Ali Edwards' One Little Word Class and have made a choice to actively participate in the monthly prompts and to do the work to make my word make a difference.  Here are some of my choices for 2013:
  • Financial Choices.  To be more conscious and aware of how I spend and save, and to make and stick to a budget.
  • Relationship Choices.  To focus on healthy relationships, and weed out the ones that aren't working, are dysfunctional, or leave me feeling drained, not good about myself, or are one sided.
  • Organizational Choices.  Develop a system of "everything in its place," and make sure I follow through (and remember:  You can't organize clutter, you can only get rid of it. — Fly Lady)
  • Health Choices.  Make better food choices, take better care of myself physically.
  • Exercise Choices.  Incorporate a variety of exercises into your routine.
  • Time Management Choices.  Do one thing at a time, develop routines, stick to them.
  • Hobby Choices.  Pare down number of hobbies, and all of the stuff that goes with it.  (Purge, purge, purge).

These are some of my goals for this year, one day at a time.

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  1. Sweetay February 11, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Sorry you are feeling under the weather. I too chose a word for the year “Metamorphasis” and have within the last couple of days decided I need to be more focused on the word and what it represents to me and not let it get lost in the day to day living.

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