The First of the First of Twenty Fourteen :)
I so love even numbers.
Last week I wrote about reflecting on my word of 2013, 'Alignment'.
These past few days I have been working through Susannah Conway's Unravelling 2014 and through mucho writing and brain-blooming, I discovered my word was 'Illustrate'. When I looked up the original meaning of this word, I found that it came from the Latin word Illustrare:
Now. This just got interesting!
1. to clarify or explain by use of examples, analogy, etc
2. (tr) to be an example or demonstration of
3. (tr) to explain or decorate (a book, text, etc) with pictures
4. (tr) an archaic word for enlighten
[C16: from Latin illustrāre to make light, explain, from lustrāre to purify, brighten; see lustrum]
And then....... then...... while I was writing myself a cheerio pip pip letter to myself for 2013, (which I burnt), I suddenly found myself drawn to the word 'thrive', writing it quite a few times.
Thrive verb prosper, do well, flourish, increase, grow, develop, advance, succeed, get on, boom, bloom, wax, burgeon.
And now I am faced with a dilemma, do I have Two Words for 2014?
Sitting here now, writing this, I love the concept of Illustrate and Thrive as my two words for 14.
It's even numbers and it calls for even words. Don't ya think?
So Why choose guiding words for the year?
In the past, I would make New Years Resolutions; I would create a bullet list of things that I wanted to do and achieve in that year and alot of the time, this list will be something that just didn't get done!! Nothing really inspired me.
With guiding words, things are very different.
The words become a guiding light throughout the year, they underpin the direction and fuel for focus in all I do, feel and have.
This year I am gifting my necklace that I had made last January, to a woman in one of the groups I'm in, who's word for 2014 is Alignment. I am so happy to be paying it forward and sending it to her. This necklace, I have worn pretty much every day and I am now really looking forward to getting my new necklace for 2014.
I would love to know if you have chosen your Guiding Word and if it's ONE or TWO!!!
Please do let me know in the comments below as I love Guiding WORDS.
This coming year is going to be really full of exciting developments with Jules Dolly Art, with courses, illustrations, products and prints.
I really am excited to share these new moves with me.
I hope you'll stay tuned!
Have a happy healthy beginning to 2014.
Let's do this.