Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 In a Word

Do you pick a word for the new year?  I do.  I've decided its nice to have a word to fall back on during the year.  Its nice to have a word to build the year upon.  Its like a theme song - only its a theme word.  No music, just a word to sling shot you back into the game if you get a little wobbly and lose focus.  This will be the 3rd year for me to pick a word to be my north star for the year. Last year was a good strong word.  The year before was the word knowledge because it was to be a year of learning.  This year, I've chosen an action word, one that will get me out of the blocks and keep me going.
This year I have chosen MOVE.
What does move mean?
  1. (1): to change the place or position of (2): to dislodge or displace from a fixed position : budge
    (3) to transfer from one position to another(4): to keep pace; moving with the times;
  2. a (1): to cause to go or pass from one place to another with a continuous motion; move the flag slowly up and down; (2): to cause to advance
    b: to cause to operate or function : actuate moves the whole machine c: to put into activity or rouse up from inactivity
  3. : to cause to change position or posture
  4. : to prompt or rouse to the doing of something : persuade moved us to take action
  5. a: to stir the emotions, feelings, or passions of moved by such kindness  b: to affect in such a way as to lead to an indicated show of emotion moved her to tears
  6. : to change hands by being sold

Move = exercise, Move = act on ideas with no procrastination, Move = write and paint more meaningfully, Move = get my art out into the world.
I've spent the time I have needed to learn, gain knowledge and skills.  I've spent time building confidence and strength.  And, now its time to move. 


  1. That's a great word and a wonderful start to the new year!! Probably one I should heed too!! But I picked FOCUS this year, last year was NOURISH, and the year before that was ASK.

    Happy New Year!! May you move to your hearts content!!

    Hugs Giggles

  2. Move is a great choice. Much interpretation and an opportunity for growth and change. Good luck and applause. I have not chosen a word nor resolution. I guess my resolution is to just keep going the way I am which may be the opposite of move or exactly the same.

  3. What a brave choice and I am sure it will really move you forward. I think your words have really helped get you to this place. Looking forward to seeing all the places you will get to on this blog.
    I have chosen ORGANISE this year - something I need to do from so many angles!
    I x

  4. Great word choice! May you be blessed this year in your "moving." My word is "slow-dance," which is moving too, but at an enjoyable pace so that I don't forget to savor life (because I have a tendency to put too much pressure on myself and then become overwhelmed).

  5. I love this word choice! It can mean so many great things! I love your art and can't wait to see how you apply this! xo Kate

  6. Good word! I'm still thinking about mine! I'm thinking maybe 'Soar' but it feels a little pretentious but I have been so inspired by reading 'Taking Flight' by Kelly Rae Roberts (properly this time!) I think it is the one for me :)


  7. I like the idea of a new years word -- I have recently realized my new years ritual (basically noting everything that shows up as symbol/portent of the new year) is insufficient bc it does not really hold up to scrutiny. Also I actually had an incredibly boring and dissappointing new years, but the idea of selecting a word, somehow, resonates. 'Move' is a dang good word too LOL have a great year in any event!


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