Welcome to episode 020 of the Me Being Crafty podcast, where we explore creativity in your life.
In this episode I am talking about my word for the year – EMBRACE – as well as plans for 2015. We are moving again at some point and I am embracing just being able to do what I can do. I long ago gave up control over moving because I don’t get to pick when and where (for the most part anyway), and giving up that control has only been a positive thing. Because we are moving, I have to start making some plans such as our interest in having a giveaway for our friends here and all that involves. Embrace also means that I will be intentional with my creativity, with sharing what I know, and also with what I want the podcast and my business to look like.
Today I mention that I started picking a word for the year several years ago and although there are many websites and maybe even apps around this idea, I discovered it because of Ali Edwards. I may have missed a year or two over the past almost ten years, but for the most part I pick a word and I think it is just a fun exercise to do in order to add something to your every day life. I also sometimes buy a piece of handmade jewelry that says my word on it, and I did this year. I love the items that Lisa Lehmann produces at Studio Jewel, so be sure to check her out if you are interested in wearing your word.
And finally, just one more plug for the tools I am using this year in my business planning. I so love the year of making and I hope you had the chance to grab the ebook! I also love the Your Best Year so if you need a creative business planner this is the one for you.
I have been blogging in one form or another since at least 2004 so I am really excited about this year. Everyday can feel like a fresh start, but of course unless you take action you will never be happy. This must be something I have needed to hear because for the past couple of days I’ve heard my friend Faydra saying just that – you need to take action. Faydra is someone I recently met thanks to the Stretch Yourself Challenge last October at Solo Smarts and I have really enjoyed what she has to share. She is America’s Crisis Coach, and although I am not in crisis, she has great words of wisdom to share.
Listen to episode 020 and let me know your word for the year and how far into 2015 you are planning.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you were creative today. Me, I’m making lists of quilts to make, block bees that I am in, and getting ready to mail swap packages.