Wednesday, June 22, 2011

one word

Hi all.  Checking in from Maine one last time before we head home tomorrow. Wow, that week went fast! The prompt this week at the 52 Photos Project is "one word to describe yourself."  That is a hard one don't you think?

In January I chose the word "space" as my word for 2011, and while I haven't done much blogging about it, it's been in the back of my mind a lot.  I even drew it in the sand at the lake yesterday.


This year I have been trying to give myself SPACE.  Both emotionally...to be myself, to be happy or sad, to make difficult decisions to let go of certain things...


..and I've been working on my physical space as well...literally getting rid of some of the clutter in my small NYC apartment and not bringing a lot of unnecessary material things into my life :)

Did you choose a word for 2011?  Since we are about halfway through the year I am curious--have you used your word the way you thought you would?

52 Photos Project

20 comments:

Courtney said...

GREAT shots! I like your word. :)

Brigindo said...

How funny, my word for 2011 was also space. At the time I was mostly thinking about the importance of physical space because I had recently moved homes and offices but since then I realize I've given myself a lot of mental and emotional space to grow. I'm also working on giving myself space to not do things. Interesting process.

deb did it said...

~begin~ is my word. I LOVE YOURS....oh how I am often trying to clean my space...it's just that I love all my crap!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Rats. I missed this. My word, if I had not been tardy, would have been...

"contented." :)

RainCityGirl said...

Love the toe embelishment! Nice photos and what a great word choice. My book arrived - YAY! Have been enjoying browsing and getting lots a new things to think about. Thanks for having a give away!!

Visually Oriented said...

Cool word! Love the focusing on the photo!

Trust me I too have been try to clear some space out at home. It's tough to let go of things - I have emotional attachments to crazy things, scraps of paper, collectibles that I no longer collect - esp. when they are bought for me!!!

My words were sparkle and encouragement. I haven't sparkled much at all this year. But I have been doing some encouragement!! So I think it became the official one ;)

And NYC - I looooove NYC!! I've only been once and it is all I can think of - to the point of planning a solo trip!

Anna said...

Vacations and trips away do go fast - I know my recent one did. I hope yours has been filled with lots of memory making moments!
My word is "Reveal". It has been an appropriate one, as I wanted this year to reveal some new opportunities and a new path for the future. So far, new goodness has been revealed and some plans formulated.

gina said...

I will have to catch up on your Maine photos -- we used to live in New England, and I love the coast there!

My word for 2011 is focus -- hoping to be less scattered by carefully deciding where to put my energy and how to spend my time. I'm feeling like I'm making progress. I'm also on a declutter campaign but only seem to be taking baby steps there. Got any tips?

refrigeratormagnate said...

Wow - that is a difficult one!
I'll have to think about that for a while (as I enjoy your amazing photos)! :)

missing moments said...

Your word is a good one ... space is important not only personally but surrounding. We've been on a journey for the last several years to rid ourselves of extra 'stuff' we don't need or use any longer. It feels so good!

Delhibound said...

Space. I'd have to sit with that one for awhile. I was tempted to choose a word for 2011 and then did nothing with the challenge. One of these years I will get my act together....

Bella said...

Beautiful! I love seeing your word etched in the sand. My word (this is the second year I've chosen one) is fly. :)

Meri said...

I looked back to see if I blogged about my word, but I don't find a post. Strange! I think it was BLOSSOM.

Milena said...

What a beautiful, beautiful sea shot, I can certainly feel the soft space you are allowing yourself in it. I love shadow pictures too :) My word of 2011 is connection; for once I have really stuck to a word this a year and it is really working!I am discovering so much about me and my world by homing in on my theme and find that it quite naturally creeps into my blog posts especially. Wishing you all the space you need x Milena
P.S am now following you through blogger as I think your blog is fab xxx

Anika said...

That word is a great one...definitely a good thing to think about...I hadn't thought about it in the way you mentioned but that makes a lot of sense...food for thought! Love the images!

Cheryl said...

I like your word. I chose "abundance" as my word for 2011 and it has been full to overflowing with drama. I think on July 1st, I will change my word to "space" for the rest of the year, just so I can have some. I appreciate you. I love your photos.

peggy gatto said...

Really just perfect!!!

krissilugbill said...

LOVE so very much your "space" photo! what a great word to choose

justine said...

perfect!

Teagan said...

Isn't it so interesting how one word can create so much meaning and motivation and change in a life? Love the idea of picking one for a whole year - although I'm usually more fickle than that and keep one in the back of my head for a week or so before forgetting it or picking another one. :)

Also - I've been hearing a lot of good things about Maine lately - hope you enjoyed your time there!