You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges on my blog here.
This month, our challenger was the super talented Lisa Spiegel. Lisa lives in California with her family and this month she asks us to think about our growth in 2013. This is what she wrote:
"Create a layout about your One Little Word. You know, the word that we scrappers choose in January upon which to reflect for the year. This word should have special meaning to you and be selected for it's potential to help you reach and grow...the only hard part..you must use a photo of yourself and add journalling to the layout explaining the significance of the word..."
My 'One Little Word' is the same this year as I used in 2012. I just felt like I wasn't quite finished with it.... I didn't accomplish everything that I had hoped to with my word. Although, I do not feel that I didn't succeed ... more that there is still more I know that I can do with it!
So for 2013, my word is 'focus'. I want to focus more on the things that are important and meaningful to me and my family. Stressing less about the little things and 'focus-ing' on things that will bring us more joy, peace and happiness.
Here is my layout....
I printed out a few definitions for the word 'focus' and some synonyms for it, onto some patterned paper and used this as a base for my photo and title.
This is what my journaling reads......"I feel as though I have broken myself into too many little pieces and spread myself too thin. I feel like I cannot complete anything, at least not properly, as there are just too many things that need my attention. My one little word, and my goal for 2013, is ‘FOCUS’.
I need to get to the heart of what is important to me and for the family, in all aspects of life. Whether it be our time together, the boys’ education, finances, my craft or everyday stuff, I need to weed out the unnecessary and give each salient situation my full attention.
This is the same little word that I chose last year, and while I made some gains, I still feel as if I didn’t give it my all. I still feel out of FOCUS. So for 2013 I will again be
FOCUS-ing on my ‘FOCUS’."
I hope you will join the rest of our Inspiration Elevator team to see what word best reflects their plans for change and growth in 2013.