#SOL20: Envision #OLW

There was no way to predict 2020.

The year started with Envision – my #OneLittleWord.

Some may say the world quickly went downhill. As the pandemic became evident, a balance in life became a necessity. Because “envision” was my focus, I also discovered that envision didn’t mean more, more, and MORE. Instead, envision became a balance. A balance in family and how I spent my days. A balance in work as time slowed. And a balance in leisure time as I re-engaged in sewing and began quilting. 2020 did not play out as I envisioned, but in some aspects it was even better because envision was enough!

This quote is totally appropriate!

2020 has not been without some blessings. Of course, it could have been an easier year! But BLESSED is true. And I am so BLESSED!

Have you revisited your #OLW? How did it serve you in 2020? Have you found your word for 2021?


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9 responses

  1. Fran,
    I love that we both spent time reflecting on our OLW this week! I like how your envisioning lead to better balance, something 2020 required. I feel “blessed” to be able to connect with you, even if 2020 didn’t allow for any HERE time between us because I always like to HEAR what you are thinking!! Have a safe and blessed Winter Break and wishes for a 2021 filled with balance!

    1. Sally,
      Ironic that balance is in the running for #olw21. Love your here/hear focus. I am soaking up visions of the world from a 5.5 and almost 2.5 year old perpective. Who knew Grandma’s job was to play?

  2. Envision is a great word for the imagination and for balancing your creative life. Being a grandmother makes my world. Have a miraculous Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. The quote is wonderful and envision is a good word and I agree about maintaining a balance.
    We wish you and your family a happy Christmas.

    1. Thank you! Happy Holidays!

  4. I too have been thinking of 2020’s OLW (brave) chosen as I went off in the early days of this year to professionally record videos for grad students. I was scared (out of my mind) and wondered if I was good enough or too old. I found the task daunting but my OLW worked all year as I zoomed into uncharted waters of life…..and I have also wondered about 2021 and my OLW because choosing your OLW can have a big impact on the year!!!!!

    1. Impact, motivation, source of inspiration . . . So many roles for OLW

  5. Envision was a great word for this year, Fran. Because of what was happening in the world envisioning new ways to do old things became a necessity. I think this made us realize what we are capable of when the need arises. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

    1. Happy Holidays to you and Kathy and the cats. It will be a holiday like no other.

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