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.

move   
[moov]
verb, moved, mov·ing, noun

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

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

–noun
22.an act or instance of moving; movement.
23.a change of location or residence.
24.an 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 .
a.to approach or make advances toward usurping another's success, authority, position, or the like.
b.to 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.

—Idioms
33.get a move on, Informal .
a.to begin; act: We'd better get a move on before it rains.
b.to 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?

3 comments:

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.