I would have never thought, that a word could have an impact on my life. About 2 years ago, I heart the first time about “one little word” by Ali Edwards. And since then, my years are influenced by words. Two years ago, it was only based on a layout and some thoughts around. I realized that my job-related life shouldn’t continue as it was…the discontent with my job started to leak through everything. There was an urgent need for “change”…the photo, which has to be included into the job applications (this is mandatory over here), was done and thus I could start.
With the beginning of 2016 a new word came into my life: shine. I wanted to change my life, stop the just mentioned leakage of discontent with my job; I wanted to shine again. In that year, I was completing the whole workshop of Ali, wrote down my thoughts, and created the one or other additional page. In case you want to read more, here is the post of the beginning and the summary at the end. My year was full of “shine”…the word had an impact…I was really happy about it…and from my job-side, there was at least a new direction.
For 2017, it was more than obvious that I wanted to have a word again. And after some reflections it turned out be “create”. It was not only about getting creative and the time management coming along with that; it was also about creating a life that I am content with again. Since the “change”-layout, there was only a rudimental change on my job-side. This time, I wanted to work more free, not so closely bound to Ali’s workshop and I ended up with a mixture of project life album, art journal, and one little word project. Here are the posts to read more about it.
In January, I wrote that one of my goals for this year would be a job in a certain area and within the city I live, that I do not have to commute for 50 km or more any longer. And now, about 6 months later, I am at that point: change – shine – create have had an impact. Though I am at that point where I want to be from a job point of view, that doesn’t mean that I am done with the words. In principle, there is never an end to it, it goes on and on, otherwise one would mark time and wouldn’t make any progress. Now, there is space for other forms of “create”. I am curious where it will take me. Meanwhile, I believe that you can influence your life, maybe not 100 % but to a larger extend than I thought for a long time. Of course this is work, in some cases more work and maybe also uncomfortable, but it is so worthy.
Have you already made a similar experience, being influenced by a word?