One Little Word 2013

A new year.  A new word.  I’m participating in Ali Edwards One Little Word class.  I participated (using that term VERY loosely) in 2012 and 2011.  You can read about it here and here.  This year I hope to actually get past the January assignment.  I try to incorporate my word into my life throughout the year; it’s just those assignments that I don’t complete.  And they are fun assignments.  It’s those P’s affecting me.

If you look back to 2012, you’ll see that I have the same word in 2013.  You should pick a new work each year, but I just couldn’t do it.  I tried.  Organize was shouting loudly and clearly to me!  So, organize it is . . . again.  Last year I said that by organize, I didn’t mean a closet.  But I organized my clothes closet in 2012 and it felt good.  Really good.  Same word, but I’m approaching it in a different manner.  And Ali Edwards’ new prompts are perfect.

We’re to use our word in numerous ways.  A different way for each month.  Perfect.  Although, most people aren’t doing anything quite as practical as I am attempting.

1.  Organize my organizing!  Enough said.

2.  Organize my money.  I know where every penny comes from and goes in my business.  Personally, I don’t have a clue.  I’m going to find out this year.

3.  Organize my computers/iphone/ipad.  I need to do a lot of file archiving, cleaning up and of course, BACKING UP!

4.  Organize food and recipes.  Tax season is an extra difficult time to eat healthy.  It’s not just the time to prepare, it’s that age old “what’s for dinner?”  My mind only thinks in terms of taxes — I’m useless in the kitchen.  Need a plan now.

And the list goes on and on for 12 organizing items.  I’m sure you’ll hear about them as the year goes on.

Choosing a word is a wonderful way to set intentions for the year.  Our little Fly Tribe has a whole blog hop about it.  Visit some sites — I think you’ll enjoy it.  What’s your word for 2013?


  1. I think we can all use a little bit of that word! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it throughout the year.

  2. Love your word Connie. Love it even more because you created a great e-course to keep artists finances and taxes organized!!!

  3. Hi Connie,

    I’m not in the bloghop this year but I’m choosing “acceptance” and “release” as my wordS this year. Your word ORGANIZE is one I’ve been struggling with BUT working on day-by-day…I have done a few good things in the organization direction already this year. Best wishes on your journey!


  4. great word Connie, as the saying goes, ‘cluttered mind, cluttered life’. all the re-organising will just be a clearing of the mind to make way for the creative inspiration! 🙂

  5. Oh, gosh. If I were more responsible, I would’ve chosen ‘organize,’ too! I think you’re brave!!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  6. Michelle Reynolds says:

    Connie, if this word works out for you this year then let me know how you did as I could use it in my life. Have a great 2013.

  7. Sounds like you have a real clear purpose … You’ll have some strong systems in place (and good habits too) by the time this year is out and all your duck are in rows. Good luck Connie. C x

  8. Yes, we COULD all use that word in our daily, monthly, and yearly routines! ONE word, what a concept. 🙂

  9. You are too cute. Organize away my friend. From an A type organizing freak myself, I wish you much success.

  10. A word we could all use for sure, Constance! Now you’ve got me thinking about all the organizing I should be doing…


  11. You’re right, Wendy! Now is the time of the year to think about organizing. Wonder what it’ll be like in July!

  12. Hi Connie! I love your word. I thought about it for me this year, too. I am going to watch how you do this year and then maybe do it myself next year. No pressure, ha!

  13. I am right there with you on organizing. I was trying to get more organized before I started your class, but I think I just need to start on you ecourse first.

  14. Great Word of yours. I need a little of that this year too. How fast things can get out of control. Wishing you much success in 2013. Thank You for your kind words you left for me on my blog. So sweet!

  15. What a great word! I looked at that ecourse too and decided to hold off as I’ve just got so much going on but it looks awesome and I’ve heard a lot of good things about her!

  16. Didn’t anyone ever tell you “organize” is a four letter word??? That’s what I used to tell my employees when they tried to get me to do it…

  17. Great word, Connie! Your list inspires, particularly the part about getting control of files. My photo files are monstrous and growing daily. At each stop along the word hop, I’m thinking, “Oh yes! I need that too!” Good luck. I’m going to borrow from your list to help tame the chaotic parts of my own life. I know that I work and concentrate so much better when things are in order around me. Happy New Year!

    • Thanks, Mary. Use all of the list you want — it goes on. So, check back and see what else I’m organizing. I do think that the computer files is going to be one of the toughest. Happy New Year!

  18. Love your word! I think most people could stand to use this in their lives in more ways than one.

  19. Great word Connie! Getting organized helps you to clear the decks and get things moving. Hope your word motivates you in 2013.

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