For May’s OLW prompt we were assigned to browse around our 2019 photos looking for our word or taking photos that protrayed in some way or another our word (I chose the first).
Ways this prompt helped me to connect with my word:
- I think this prompt was another way to assess my relationship with my word but this time using photos as a real life/real time measuring tool. Seeing my word in “action” has been the most accurate way to see how I am doing, what I want to see more and what I can improve.
What I loved:
What I loved the most was seeing the different ways I am cultivating things in my life unintentionally (by this I mean cultivating things without having my word explicitly in mind at the precise moment I do/say whatever I do/say). Althought most times the point should be being intentional, we often get lost in the mess of life and we forget to stop and say “oh, today I want to cultivate kindness” or “hey, it would be great if today I cultivated my creativity through drawing”. But when you see yourself in a photo being kind to your loved ones and having a good time, or when you see a photo of your art stuff spread on you desk, you know that deep inside your word is rooting for you.
What I didn’t love:
I think there was nothing to not love with this assignment. it was really fun and enlightening to see images of my own life while focused on finding the things that I cultivate on a regular random basis.
So far, I have worked with my word mostly and only to answer my OLW assignments. I has been hard to bring it into my life intentionally (as I had the chance to prove through this month’s prompt). But I am glad that the things that I am making happen are definitely related to my word and to the intentions I had with it at the beginning of the year.
One Little Word is a year long project started by the awesome Ali Edwards in 2006 where she choses a word to focus on, meditate, and reflect on throughout the year.