My Own Word

Exactly one week ago, Roger challenged us to do a new kind of New Year’s resolution for 2011.  Instead of a long list of goals that we’ll probably fail at, Roger introduced us to the idea of choosing ONE WORD to be your goal for the year.  The One Word website is fresh and honest, and it’s an amazing concept.  Much like the recent surge of Six Word Memoirs, the One Word project appeals to the desire I have to stop complicating everything in my life.

And, much like coming up with a Six Word Memoir, the process of choosing my Own Word has been a long one (see what I mean about complicating my life?!?!).  After a week of choosing and dismissing words, I think I have settled on my Own Word that I want to define my experience in 2011.  And yet, as I get ready to reveal my word, I find myself nervous – once I write it here and publish it, does that mean that I am committed to that word?  What if I chose the wrong word? What if I don’t live up to my word?  AHHHH!!!  (maybe i need to re-read my own do not worry post!)

So, this week has been interesting as I tried to come up with Word.  But, here it is:  Experience.

The first week of blogging has revealed to me that this word has already been driving my life in this new year, and that my prayer is it will continue to be a part of my life for years to come.  In 2011, I want to experience new things with an open mind and an open heart.  I want to experience deeper intimacy with my friends, family and husband.  I want experience God is bigger ways and experience His love and plan for my life.  I want to be open to those experiences I haven’t even dreamed of yet.  I want to be fully present in my life and to experience the highs and lows; the blessings and the struggles;  the passions and the pains.

I choose to experience it all.

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