I had a couple of things I hoped would come from focusing on this word - moving more physically, moving my physical location by building or buying a new house and also get moving on a small business of my own. The thing that I saw the most movement on was the small business. I picked a name and had a logo designed. I also sold honey and other items at a farmers market. It was so fun! I have a lot of plans for this in 2012. So excited!
The biggest move I made in 2011 was one that I really didn't see coming and one that was not part of my intentions when I started this in January. My family went on vacation to Hawaii in April and on the last day of my vacation I went to the beach near our house and read the book 127 Hours. After a couple of hours sitting in the sun without any sunscreen, which made for a fun sunburn on the flight home, I got to the last page where I read the following -
"When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past."
When I read this I knew immediately that I was going to leave the part time job where I had worked for 13 years. At that moment on the beach in Hawaii I knew that it was time to move on, create space for something new to come into my life. I have to say I am so happy with this decision. I have been able to do so many things that I would never have had time for before - participated in a Farmers Market, planted a huge garden and really enjoyed Christmas for the first time in a really long time.
I really believe that just putting that word out there into the universe made it possible for me to move on from a job that was no longer inspiring me. I am so happy I participated in this class. I am so looking forward to taking it again in 2012 - still not 100% sure of my One Little Word for 2012. I am sure it will come to me soon.
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