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Word for 2011

My word of the year is TRY.
I give up too easily,
I don't start because I think I'll never finish,
This year if it looks interesting,
if it looks worthwhile,
if it's something I always wanted to do,
well, this year I'm going to TRY
and lets see how much more I can achieve

Thursday, 16 December 2010

What's in a word?

Hello everyone, hope you're having a good day, whatever 'a good day' means to you ;)
Today I'm feeling quite self-satisfied with my technical prowess *grins smugly*. 
Being one of those new bloggers who finally realised she was never going to start a blog unless she settled for 'start it NOW and learn as you go, don't wait until everything's perfect' which obviously included the skill-set to actually design and run the flipping thing.  That wasn't a proper sentence (duh, writing skills Pamela!).  Sorry.  Point is I was far from happy with the end result.  Definitely a work in progress
Of course some skills you pick-up without realising you're learning anything.  Follow on-screen prompts.  Click-click ahh!  Others come with a bit more effort.  So I've been fiddling for more than a few days.  Not musically, you understand.  Tweaking.  Re-arranging and adding gadgets, seasonal greetings, info about me and the like.  
I'm wanting, desperately, to change the colours/fonts/banners aka the look of the thing too.  And take better photographs.  But that takes more time.  And I've heard scary stories about whole blogs disappearing into cyberspace if you do too much too soon.  Oo er.  So those can wait.  
But what I really wanted to sort TODAY was the 'blogs I follow' bit.  Somehow only a dozen or so were on show.  And I'd had several bashes at rectifying it.  Because I follow a lot of blogs.  And I like to share.  And I didn't want to appear rude and exclude anyone.
So anyway, job done:)  Apart from the ones I follow that I don't follow directly through blogger.  Obviously.  I'll get onto those directly eventually.
On a different note,  I've been thinking about quotes and mottoes.  I notice many blogs carry a 'quote of the day' or and inspirational saying.
In my life one has been very useful and got me through some rough sh stuff.
I don't know who it's attributed to.  But anyway, it helped me, made me stop and think, and/or changed my actions.
treat every obstacle as a stepping-stone
Simple eh?
A couple of others -
does your face light up when your kid walks in the room?
That pulled me up short (I'm thinking it's Maya Angelou right?) at a time when all was going downhill.  Me against them scenario.  Bless!
I think that applies to a whole lot of relationships or scenarios.  Think about it.
And how about ........
your lack of planning is not my emergency!
I only just learned the last one.  Shame.  Could've used it A LOT with my teenage/twenty-somethings back then.  *Sigh*
Could you use it now with someone?  (I'm not saying you shouldn't help-out of course I'm not, but y'know, you've got a life too, agreed?)
I've also been thinking ahead about changes to come and how to 'be the best' I can be (apart from recognising zombie-danger of course!).  Lots of motivational thinking out there.  One great idea here on Christine Kane's blog to change the approach on the resolution front and choose a word.  One word becomes an emblem of the game-plan for the year.  Read her post from 2007 and then again this week if you're one who fails to keep her new year's resolutions, like me.  Don't give up!  Get smart!
  I've chosen my word of 2011.  'TRY'.  That's it!  I'm holding that thought.  On serious issues, plans, and fun.  I'm going to TRY.  And not have the pressure of MUST (....lose weight, de-clutter, learn whatever).  I think this is the way for me, motivational, and mindful.
So there you have it.  Technically accomplished, wise and smart;)  Lol!
How about you?  Any mantra guiding your day? 
And what word would you choose?
Love to hear from you!
pamela x
and for a bit of fun (aka 'life')
from the Channel Four comedy series 'Black Books' - Bernard: [selling a book]
"Enjoy. It's dreadful, but quite short"


  1. Oh, I love it when there are links to follow. I figure if I'm keep coming back to someone's blog then we must share some common interests so I love to see who else they're reading. Linky love for sure! I had that saying, "your lack of planning is not my emergency" posted on my office wall for years. It made people think before they came to me in a panic because they didn't do something. And yes, it works on teenagers too. ~grins~

  2. "Your lack of planning is not my emergency" - I think I'm going to put that in my email signature at work!!

    One motto I'm thinking of a lot at the moment is "Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it's not yet the end" - similar to your first one.

    I'm loving the idea of one word for 2011. My tattoo is the Japanese symbols for 'shine', sort of for the same reasons. xx

  3. here's my favorite motto:

    fall down seven times, get up eight.

    I think at this point in my life, I should add the word "thousand" after both numbers, but the point is the point.

    I love the one about the kids; I wish I could say I always did that, but as a human I know I didn't. I hope I did it more than I didn't, anyway.

    And in line with your thoughts about not waiting until you figured out all the how-to's before jumping into blogging, one of my friends put this as her facebook status yesterday: "Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin, it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." (Goethe, of course) So you are in excellent company, you with all your boldness. :)

  4. I saw this one today on a blog and loved it.

    And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

    Yes my blog is a small work in progress. I'm now addicted to reading blogs.

  5. Try is a good word and attitude, certainly better than waiting, and waiting until we know it all - if such stage really exist!


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