Thursday, December 29, 2011

Try This in 2012


(taken at a Chicago train station while hurrying to catch Katherine during the marathon)

As 2009 closed, I selected my word for the next year as


I wrote about that here.

At the end of 2010,

it was twofold:


I wrote about that here.

(one of the many beautiful distractions along the marathon route)

So now I wait…

because the words that keep surfacing in

my dice throwing thinking are unusual.

Surely this can’t be right?

I guarantee you will not find these words listed on many end of the year


I used these words in my classroom,

right before my high school English students

started an exam or wrote an essay.

They have just enough

gun slinging drama

to suit my nature,

and just enough of my upbringing in them

to make me smile.

And so my words for




This is more than what it appears.


Because only YOU can determine what it means.



I am starting my Get After It Living today, because another thing

we say in my family is,

“We’re burning daylight.”


Happy ‘Get After It’ New Year!




Olive said...

I would say that fits YOU perfectly. Have a lovely and Happy New Year. Olive

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Beautiful post! Wishing you a beautiful New Year ahead - full of joy and happiness.


Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, I'll get after it too! Great post, dear friend.

Wishing you and your sweet family a blessed New Year~


savvycityfarmer said...

GET AFTER IT ... I'm on it!!

happy new year

Sonny G said...

I'm gettin after it today~!
what a great and timely post..
I gotta get movin- burnin daylight sittin here typing lol..

see ya soon

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

We say "We're burning daylight." too.

I like "get after it."

...hmmm... I like a key word for the new year. I don't think I've done one in a few years...

I'm really thinking on it now!


Low Tide High Style said...

I think that is a perfect phrase for the new year! I plan to get after a few things too!

Happy New Year!

Kat :)

Theresa said...

Love it! I am "getting after it" too:) New Year is always a good time to do some serious thinking! I am excited about 2012! Have a blessed rest of the year dear Laura, HUGS!

NanaDiana said...

GREAT motto for the New Year! I think it is PERFECT and something many of us could adopt as our own mantra! Love it- xo Diana

Pondside said...

I'll have to do some thinking about that one - what a good challenge!

Special 'K' said...

I am so glad I have met you her in bloggerland too. I am just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Deb said...

love it Laura....

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love it! My husband and I always come up with a slogan for each New Year! I'll have to use this one on him! Happy New Year!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Go, girl! Get after it!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

No better time to "get at it," than in the New Year! :) Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Great pictures!

designchic said...

Great advice...wishing you all the best in 2012!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Perfect! We are thinking alike. I kept trying to come up with my words and Just Start or Begin kept popping into my head but seemed so blah. You can't hesitate because you are burning daylight. So Get after it Laura!

JB said...

AMEN Sister!!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Hi Laura... I linked this to my post today!

You Inspire me!


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