as the year winds down and i start thinking about a new word for 2012, it also means it’s the end of my “imagine” year. i find i’m reluctant to let it go…. partly because i don’t think i’ve arrived at my imagine-destination and also because i just really like the word and want to continue to incorporate it into my life. after all, i named my studio after it – which of course means that it will continue to be very present for me!
the way i'm trying to look at this is that each word adds some new dimensions and practices to my life, therefore altering it permanently. so it’s not that at the end of the year that’s it and there’s no more imagine. no, no,no, it should now be ingrained, just as the practices from my “justbe” year have become. i think they build on each other, helping us to evolve in new and interesting ways. they take an idea that resonates with us on a deep level and prompt it to become intentional.
so although i have not necessarily transformed myself into a wildly imaginative person…. imagine has led me into some new practices that have become important to my everyday routines. i still take my notepad, pen and camera (usually phone) on every hike. sometimes nothing results, but i can’t tell you the wealth of fabulous shots i have encountered and ideas that i never would have remembered. a really small thing that has had some amazing results!
i also spend a little time most days with my “brain-storming” journal. quite often i end up looking over old ideas (and sometimes being a little overwhelmed) as opposed to writing down new ones, but it’s good way not to forget them. it keeps me focused and organized. i have my journal categorized into different topics, so there is a lot of good stuff in there!
all in all, i do think it helps having that word as a reminder. there is soooooo much information and stimulation out there. i find it really easy to get distracted, so having the word to come back to is a good thing. have you chosen one??
i'm scheduling this to post one minute before midnight on new year's eve so......
HAPPY NEW YEAR - the best is yet to come - believe it!!!!