Friday, January 02, 2015

Culture // My One Little Word for 2015

My guiding little word that I chose for this new year is culture. How fitting.

Many of you know that me & the hubs are headed to Zimbabwe in March. That is so soon! While there we will be emerged in a different, foreign culture.  We will be listening to and attempting to speak a foreign language. We will be eating foreign foods. Navigating foreign streets. & perhaps experiencing foreign emotions. That is pretty scaring & pretty exciting.

& I want to jump right in and experience all that culture. 

That also means we only have two more months of experiencing American culture. & we want to make the most of it! Binge watching the Blacklist on Netflix. Drinking my favorite lattes at Starbucks. Game nights with family & friends. Watching Downton Abbey with the girls.

I really have yet to fully flesh out this word & my thoughts & expectations from it. I did a little google search to find the definition, synonyms, & antonyms. Perhaps that will help me figure out different ways to incorporate this little word into 2015.

Definitions for culture
n. ideas, values of a people
n. breeding, education, sophistication
n. development of the land

Synonyms for culture

Antonyms for culture

I want to experience Zimbabwe, new adventures, love, & community.
I want to appreciate & understand the ideas & values of the Zimbabwean people.
I do not want to be ignorant of the Zimbabwean culture.
I want to learn customs & folklore of the land.
I want to allow the people their dignity through nursing & documenting.
I want to become enlightened.
I want to see improvement in my own life, in my marriage, in Karanda, in the world.

I want culture.
I want to be cultured.
I want to learn culture.
I want to cultivate my own culture.

I want to use my "better life to-do list" to cultivate my own culture.

I want to investigate this word everyday this year & see where it gets me by 2016.
More about One Little Word by Ali Edwards
Ali & Elise chat about this idea on Elise Gets Crafty podcast
Adventure // My One Little Word for 2014 (plus debrief)
Forward // My One Little Word for 2013 (plus debrief)

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