It's February 2nd and I need PROOF. PROOF that good things are going to happen. PROOF that love is alive, a question heard recently in this song. PROOF that God answers prayers. PROOF that all my fears are just white noise in my brain. PROOF that all my waiting and work has been worth it. In 2015, I shall be participating in Ali Edward's One Little Word™ exercise by actively looking for PROOF.
To help me document (...cause that's what I do, DUH) the ways I find PROOF this year I decided to make a mini album using this board book. It has six pages, twelve sides - one for each month. I used different grey-colored paper from Studio Calico for the interior pages, and a beautiful bright pink forest paper for cover. I kinda like the subtle intensity the color combo gives it, as that feeling matches how I feel about my word.
I haven't decided yet how I want to record the PROOF I find on each 'monthly' page, whether it be jots or photos or a combination of both, but I'll be sure to let you know when I figure it out.
The gist of why this word made sense for me at the start of this year is found in this quote:
"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." - Zora Neale Hurston
For me, the past three years have asked. In fact, the whole decade of my 20s have been years of constant questionning: When will I feel grown up? Why didn't he love me back? What should I do with my life? Should I go into teaching? When will I become a teacher? Why don't I enjoy teaching? What do I do now? Is Tomas the one? Will I find a job? Why am I so afraid all the time? When will I move out? How can I move out? Is this it or is there something more? How do I know? Will it all be okay?...and on and on and on.
I'm due for a year with some answers, and I'm hoping this year I'll get some. That's why 'PROOF'... which joins last year's WORK, 2013's MAKE, and 2012's MOVEMENT. At the end of this year, all four words will be a part of me, and we shall see what comes of it. -- ♥ARZ♥