Happy New Year, everyone! Ready for the 2011 word reveal?
Happy New Year!

My word for 2011:  Movere (/moˈweː.re/) Latin meaning to move| stir| agitate| affect| provoke| arouse; [movere se => dance]
Yes, I’m a nerd. I love Latin. I love knowing the meaning behind the words that we use regularly each day.

Having hiked to the top of a mountain, I look down the steep and across the peaks. I see where I want to be. The mountains are beautiful. Without focus and determination, I will be distracted from my destination. I have an urge to start running down, going quickly, but know that will cause me to fall. With pace I must travel, building strength and absorbing the beauty as I go. Too fast and I will miss the lesson of the budding flower on my path. Too slow and my destination will not be met. The path will at time cause my pace to change just by the nature of its obstacles, but I will continue to move. This is the adventure that is 2011.

After the here and there of the holidays, I am ready for a regular rhythm of daily. Our homeschooling schedule begins again on Monday, as does my fresh desire to create art daily. With many goals and renewed focus, I am motivated to keep distractions to a minimum. Goals have been set to keep my life in focus and motion.

Daily goals:

  • Begin with Bible reading and journaling
  • Schedule schooling and admin duties to stay on task
  • Carve out a regular time for creativity each day
  • Eat good & healthy food

Creative goals:

  • Reopen Etsy shop with fresh inventory
  • Complete online classes
  • Begin work on encaustic series

Relational goals:

  • Be intentional and present
  • Be honest, confronting rather than avoiding
  • Communicate clearly
  • Leave open time to nurture relationships

Long-term goals:

  • Continue building my business plan
  • Develop new classes
  • Continue learning and educating myself by workshops and classes

Time to move, folks. Time to dance.

amanda ∞

2 thoughts on “Word

  1. Rachel says:

    When you first mentioned having a word for 2011, I thought, what a great idea! One word can provide summary for list of specific goals laid out for the year. It didn’t take me long to figure out my word – seems it had been lingering near my heart already in late 2010. God bless your new year and goals, Amanda!

  2. Julie says:

    My word: Biologically, psychologically, socially and spiritually WHOLE

    [G., Gr. This seems to be connected with heal, hale. Of this the derivative wholesome, is evidence.]

    * All; total; containing the total amount or number, or the entire thing; as the whole earth; the whole world; the whole solar system; the whole army; the whole nation.
    * Complete; entire; not defective or imperfect; as a whole orange; the egg is whole; the vessel is whole.
    * Unimpaired; unbroken; uninjured.
    * Sound; not hurt or sick.
    * Restored to health and soundness; sound; well.

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