Monday, January 6, 2014

One Little Word

Deirdre O. Keating blog One Little Word: Let Go

I love Ali Edwards’ One Little Word concept and have been participating, some years more than others, since 2007. As with many things, I looked to my soul sisters, Mary Alice and Angie, to play along with me. Basically we each choose one word to focus on for the year, a simple form of meditation or investigation.

Back in 2012, when this website was more private, I challenged myself to post weekly about my word for that year, Light. I stopped once I started using this site for work, but I hope to shift that balance a bit in 2014. As much as I love sharing photography sessions, my motivation to blog stems from my own desire to either capture memories or figure out what I think through writing.

I have a series of blog posts wrapping up 2013 in the works, but wanted to kick off 2014 by looking forward. For the first time, I’m taking Ali’s workshop that helps you stay in touch with the word you chose and make it more visible in your daily life. I’m excited to actually play with paper and words again---it’s been too long!


At the end of each month, I hope to blog about my experience with Let Go as the phrase accompanying me through 2014 (yes, I realize my “one little word” is actually two, but I’m okay with that). I’ll explain why I chose it and more at the end of January. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear if you’ve chosen a word for the year and what year-end traditions you have.


  1. Great choice of words! Excited to see where it takes you! My word this year is Choose!

  2. I like "let go" very much. I'm interested to know more about it and will check back to see. My word is "elevate" - I want to take things in my life to the next level and make them even better than they already are.

  3. I love that you will share you OLW progress here. I enjoy seeing your photos!


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