One Little Word 2012 – Achieve

I followed along with Ali’s One Little Word class throughout 2012. My word for this year was ACHIEVE. I chose this word because at the start of the year, I felt stagnant in my life, like I wasn’t really making any progress and didn’t really have any direction. I felt like I hadn’t really had any big achievements since finishing uni a few years before, and didn’t really have any goals to work towards. I had numerous goals to work towards, and it seemed like such a fitting word for the year.

1 Title Page2 Jan Prompt

I didn’t complete everything I set out to achieve for the year, but I did make huge progress in many areas and completed a few big projects. I also achieved many different things to what I expected, like starting this blog on a whim back in April. I noticed my goals shifted regularly, but when I focused on things one at a time, I made big leaps. To keep my word with me throughout the year, I also made magnets to spell out ACHIEVE, which you can check out here.

3 March Prompt

4 April Prompt

This year, I’ve followed through and completed tasks, something that I was pretty terrible at previously. I learnt new skills (knitting, skiing, blogging, etc), and improved on others  (organisation, goal setting, photography and Photoshop come to mind!). I did quite a few things that I never thought I would, such as getting a personal trainer, completing the City 2 Surf and buying a block of land.

5 May Prompt

6 May Prompt

I’ve actually completed all of the class prompts as well, except for October, which I just need to have the photos printed for. It’s so awesome to see a tangible product that shows the journey I’ve completed throughout the year! It’s funny to look back at where I thought I would be and where I actually am. Such a worthwhile project to complete, and I would recommend Ali’s class to anyone who’s after an interesting creative challenge!

7 June Prompt8 July and August Prompts

I don’t believe I would have done as much as I did throughout this year if it wasn’t for my focus on achieving throughout the year. My word came to me at a perfect time, and even now, it’s still a perfect fit for me. Even thought I’ll be choosing a new word in 2013, I believe this word will stay with me always.

9 November and December Prompts

2012 has been a great year and has turned out so much better than expected!

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If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I have undertaken Ali’s One Little Word class this year, and will be undertaking it again in 2013. These pictures are a selection of my 2012 project pages.

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