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My One Little Word: Commit

December 31, 2009
Lovely necklace from Sky Koltun on etsy.

Back in 2007, scrapbooking guru Ali Edwards started a project for herself called One Little Word. She chooses a word for the coming year, and uses it to guide her life during that year. Here is the link to her blog for this year’s word. From the beginning of this project, Ali has invited people to join her on this journey and come up with their own “one little word.”

Last year, I picked one little word for 2009. That’s as far as it went. This year I’ve decided to pick a word and live by it throughout 2010. My one little word for 2010 is COMMIT.

2009 was a really tough year. It had some very high highs, and some very low lows.  I needed a word that would help me make 2010 a better year. I brainstormed a list of at least 20 words before deciding on commit. The word has been swirling around my head for a while, but it really hit me this morning during my yoga class. I can make all my New Years’ resolutions reality if I commit to my one little word.

Here are my plans for my word and how I’m going to let it guide me through 2010.

Commit to creating more layouts
Commit to observing everyday life and putting it in my 2010 scrapbook
Commit to make time for myself and preserve my sanity
Commit to Andy and make our marriage stronger
Commit to the memory of Aunt Sue and live my life how she lived hers
Commit to the libraries in which I work and make them better
Commit to my yoga practice
Commit to my family
Commit to my friends
Commit to weight loss and finally achieving my goals

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2010 1:04 am

    Nice necklace and great list from your word! Wishing you a better 2010!

  2. February 28, 2010 5:33 pm


    My name is Sky. I just wanted to thank you for posting my necklace on your page. My partner found it when he was googling my name to see if my site had become search-able yet.

    When I read your blog entry my jaw dropped because my partner’s name is Andrew, “Andy,” and it was just a funny thing to come across, like a little sign from the universe. Everyday we have to commit to each other in a sense… because we discovered recently, how do I say this… something new about love: That it is more than a feeling, or a fact, but that love is an action.

    We’ve committed to the action of treating each other lovingly with kindness and respect no matter how we may be feeling that day or that week or that month. We have committed to treating each other with loving kindness on a daily basis no matter what life throws at us, and honestly, I think it is one of the strongest bonds of our love.

    Anyway, all of this has come up recently and none of this was what I was thinking about when I made the necklace. I was thinking about the daily commitment to sobriety that I have to make, which I was reminded of when I saw your blog… isn’t it funny how things can change and grow their meaning without your even knowing it? I love that about life. Anyway, I really just wanted to write to you to say ‘Hi’ and sincerely Thank you for plugging my work.

    Peace & Light,


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