Sunday, 3 January 2016

one little word

I like having a focus, one word to inspire and keep me motivated for 2016.

My word for 2014 was 'better', I worked on my sewing skills and learned new techniques. 2015 was 'more', becoming more me and creating more happiness - I feel like I achieved that in most things and I will continue to maintain that happy mindfulness. 

There is part of me that is very traditional (quite boring actually) - I like order, routine and being at home. I'm okay with that about myself, I function better when I have a schedule and to do lists! I am very domestic (my husband just said I am like a house cat, in a nice way) but it can cause me to get anxious about going out sometimes. It helps to see friends, get coffee, watch a film, have a date night. I would like to do more of that. There is a need for me to abandon restraints I place on myself and just have fun.

Wild at Heart Art Print  | Watercolor Quote | Inspirational Print | Lettering | Katie Daisy | Wall art | 8x10 | 11x14
Katie Daisy

Maybe it's also small joys like stickers, dancing and using odd combinations of colours in my sewing - that is my way of cutting loose. It sounds so silly but it's the little things in life! I have so many responsibilities that just having five minutes of doing something fun and frivolous feels really good. Last night I couldn't sleep so I redesigned my blog header and thoroughly enjoyed it.

On New Year's Eve I created a vision board, laying out pictures and words on a huge piece of paper so everyday I can see my goals and work towards them. I want to aim high, taking steps to actually achieve my bigger dreams and not just dreaming about them. 

I am happy being me; focused on positive things, being grateful and mindful. Though I would like to be a little bit more unexpected, perhaps even capricious, to inject more passion and energy into my life.

Every day, in everything I do, I want to do it with enthusiasm, so that is my word for 2016.

Wishing you all a joyful year!


  1. I love your word! My word for 2016 is EXPLORE. I'm excited to try new things.

  2. That is a great word! I wish you all the best for this coming year.

  3. I can see you having fun while you tackle 2016 with enthusiasm! (Love the new blog header!) Happy New Year x

  4. That is a great word for 2016. I often choose a word for the year, my first ever was Hope. I didn't have one last year but it should have been Change as 2015 saw some mighty change sin my life including going back to work after 19 years at home. I have decided that my word for this year will be Enjoy, I need to find time to enjoy more of life, especially now I am working so I will need to prioritise time for myself too. Happy 2016. x

  5. Sounds good! I hope 2016 will fulfil your dreams :) Fingers crossed for you!

  6. I'm doing one little word for the first time this year and I'm so excited about it. I just signed up today to do the course as well to help keep me on track. I'm so goal orientated at the best of times that I think this will be right in my wheel house (goals and pretty paper supplies!). I love your word and I love your header! I can't wait to see you knock it out of the park in 2016!

  7. Excellent word choice. Hope your new gusto helps you reach your goals!

  8. I love your word and all the pictures you've shared. I hadn't thought of a word this year so I think I'll take inspiration from you and be enthusiastic too! Happy 2016 :)