Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year and One Little Word

I rang in 2011 with friends and a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit. It was really nice to share the new year with friends in a calm and quiet fashion. Yesterday I received happy hews from Cameroon- my brother has been approved to take leave from the Peace Corps to come home for 3 weeks in May!!! He's going to be at my wedding and I'm thrilled.

When I chose my One Little Word for 2011 I thought it would be relevant in many meanings of the word, but as I read the definition, I was struck by how true this word will be for me in 2011.

verb, moved, mov·ing, noun

–verb (used without object) pass from one place or position to another. go from one place of residence to another: They moved from Tennessee to Texas. advance or progress: The red racing car moved into the lead. have a regular motion, as an implement or a machine; turn; revolve. sell or be sold: That new model is moving well. start off or leave: It's time to be moving. transfer a piece in a game, as chess or checkers.
8.(of the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces; evacuate. be active in a particular sphere: to move in musical society. take action; proceed. make a formal request, application, or proposal: to move for a new trial.

–verb (used with object) change from one place or position to another. set or keep in motion. prompt, actuate, or impel to some action: What moved you to do this? arouse or excite the feelings or passions of; affect with emotion (usually fol. by to ): to move someone to anger. affect with tender or compassionate emotion; touch: The tale of tragedy moved her. transfer (a piece in a game) from one position to another. dispose of (goods) by sale. cause (the bowels) to discharge or eject the feces. propose formally, as to a court or judge, or for consideration by a deliberative assembly. submit a formal request or proposal to (a court, a sovereign, etc.).

–noun act or instance of moving; movement.
23.a change of location or residence. action toward an objective or goal; step: a move toward a higher tax.
25.(in chess, checkers, etc.) a player's right or turn to make a play.
26.a play or maneuver, as in a game or sport.

—Verb phrases
27.move in, to begin to occupy a place in which to live or work.
28.move in on, Informal . approach or make advances toward usurping another's success, authority, position, or the like. take aggressive steps to control or possess: The company has not yet moved in on the consumer market.
29.move on, to approach or attack as a military target: The army is moving on the capital itself.
30.move out, to leave a place in order to start or continue a planned march, maneuver, journey, etc.: The troops will move out of the encampment at dawn.
31.move over, to change or cause to change to another position, esp. to make room for another: to make space by moving over.
32.move up, to advance to a higher level.

33.get a move on, Informal . begin; act: We'd better get a move on before it rains. hurry; hasten.
34.make one's move, Informal . to act, esp. to assert oneself at an opportune time.
35.on the move,
a.busy; active: on the move from morning till night.
b.going from place to place: Infantry units have been on the move all day.
c.advancing; progressing: an industry on the move.
36.put moves on, Slang . to make sexual advances toward. Also, make a move on.

I've started an ATC album to keep the parts of the definition that are relevant to my life. As something comes up this year I will journal about it on the back of my ATC card and add it to the album.

Here is my cover:

The first meaning of move I will focus on it 2011 is: an act or instance of moving; movement. I want to move more. I miss dancing and being fit and I vow in 2011 to move more often. So far so good- I've started doing Zumba and I LOVE it! Unlike other workout DVD's I have tried- this one is fun and doesn't seem like work!

What do you hope for in 2011?


Shannon said...

What a wonderful word!

Lynsey said...

This is my word, too! I was inspired to choose it when I realized it tied together my goals of exercising, removing clutter, and moving into a house.

Lisa Andrews said...

Very cool word for the year! I chose grow. Happy new year too you.