Connie A Thompson

My One Word For 2015

I love the beginning of a new project. I get excited. I make plans, detailed plans. I plunge in to do the work and then somewhere between the half-way and three-quarter mark, I lose interest, and it sits there untouched.

I went through a phase where I loved to crochet. I have an afghan that is two-thirds complete, and this wasn’t a huge afghan. It was for a baby. The baby turns three next month.

I began cross-stitching a wedding sampler for my son and his new bride. They’ll celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary this year.

My novel in progress (I have three) patiently waits for my return. My characters still mired in the catastrophes where I’ve placed them. They wait for me to write their happy endings or at least out of the muck.

I’m not making New Year’s resolutions I’m choosing a word to help guide me throughout the year. I first heard about My One Word (myoneword.org) last year. In 2014, I chose the word “focus.” It did help, but, of course, in my usual way, by July I didn’t give much thought to my chosen word except when glancing at the frame above my desk.

2015 will be my year to focus on finishing what I start.

Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 2 Corinthians 8:11 (NIV)

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