Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Karrlin's Word of the year for 2013

* click the next name link at the end of this post to read 
the next blog in the 
~ Flying Sisters Word for 2013 Blog Circle ~
The Flying Sisters are the wonderful group of artists and creatives that 
took the awesome class Flying Lessons with me this past summer/fall.

***We were also lucky enough to be invited to join in on the 

Click Here to Read and Enjoy them ALL.....
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My Word for 2013 is... 
(drum~roll please....)
as in...
"I am IN!" & "Count me IN!"
"IN the moment"
"IN my prayers"
"IN my dreams"
"IN my jammy~jams"
"dancing IN my kitchen"
"IN Action"
"a twinkle IN my eye"
(HA!... get it...Karrlin... that's me!!!!)

All alone the word "IN" might seem somewhat meaningless.  When the word "IN" is surrounded by lovely, meaningful, positive, purposeful words... "IN" becomes amazing, exciting, positive and fun.  I love "IN" for my word because it is so versatile.  This word makes me responsible because I have to be IN ACTION and bring the other words to join with it to make it 

Similarly... this year I choose to surround myself with energetic, lovely, meaningful, purposeful people, thoughts, and activities!  

When the words surrounding "IN" are positive and well thought out... they can lead to excellence, creativity, peace and FUN.  I need to take this approach with my thoughts this year too.

Also, I can walk with the attitude that I belong where I am... and I am "IN" and it will be so for me.  If I choose to go with the opposite negative side of that... feeling "outside" of things... well forget that!!!  This is the year that I put and end to that ~ and just know I'm "IN!"

This year I choose to approach life with a positive attitude; I will bring the  "I am IN!" attitude along with me wherever I go.

Part of my decision to have this word was this comment that I made in response to joining a word of the year group:

"Drawing a blank for a word that will light
 up my life...  (sing that song) but count me IN!"

This comment made me think to admire the brave girl in me that is willing to say "count me IN!" and then trust myself that I will be able to follow through later.  Saying "I am IN" has made a difference in my life! ~ If I hesitate to "think about it," and give myself too much time to think (a.k.a. worry), that is when the negative thought gremlins would talk me out of whatever it is that I am considering.  Poems, Art Classes, New things!!!  Bring it!
When completing a search of MY COMMENTS by putting in my name "Karrlin" and the word "IN" in my Online Summer Flying Lessons Creative Biz Class fb group... here are my comments that came up to confirm that the word "IN" is a great word for me to have in 2013.... 

When I use the word IN I am typically being active, positive, supportive, AND often times I am also having LOADS OF FUN!

See for yourself.... these are my comments and the portion using "IN" is highlighted in blue...

I just added in this missing statement "I am also blessed enough to belong to artist's communities online and can view art to my heart's content. Thank you artists for making my every day like a walk through the loveliest of galleries!"

Okay I JUST PAID AND SIGNED UP... WHAT IS HAPPENING NEXT... I gave her 3 minutes and I am not in a group yet!!! Just kidding... YAY!!! Thanks for taking me with you ladies!!! EEEeeeeekers I'm excited.

in addition to prayer
... plus plunking in YOUR beautiful art... right now I am gearing up to learn so I LOVE your blog as it has been. I already ordered one of the books you blogged about and plan to get more as I can....
What a bunch of amazing ladies and comments up above here!!!!!!  I will keep you all in my prayers over here too! <3>
You are not alone in feeling bummed... big hugs!
but today at "Thanks~Christmas" at my mom-in-law's house I got Christmas and birthday (Dec.27) money and can put it towards Life Book 2013... so my whispers are turning into an action plan... YAY... I am signing up soon and am in for sure!

oops not yet... when I say "meager scratch and sniff collection" above that is about STICKERS... just in case no one was around doing that at the beginning of the 80s
when I was in the 4th grade... What would appear to be possible self promotion is actually a quest for flags.... That is my statement. Love to Flyers in so many COOL FLAG PLACES OF THE WORLD.... Here is the super cool flag tracker site: 
I'll keep you guys in my prayers!
Oh wait... I WAS in FLYING LESSONS so I CAN say it.....
love me NOW in my sane~craziness
I want in... need to save for it.
I have my cart before the horse in a big way and that is my plan and I am loving it... : ) 
Checking in 

You are SO IN that mag!!!!!!
I have not been an artist and am not really yet even... just a twinkle in my eye... 
I'm coming along maybe... if I can get in... no camera... I'm in jammy jams!
and was in heaven
I suppose this is enough graffiti for one night... think we will get in trouble... class is done! O:)
Actually dancing in my kitchen with joy... dancing for joy... in my kitchen... not with someone named joy....
eekers... I googled and got something not so nice! Oh good... thank you... 
I was in Danger!!! ; )
In my heart... I am shopping your shops!!!! Hi Flyers! I think it is so cool that you are having a Flyers only sale and I just want to say I am buying vicariously!!!
Oh and I must bring in the Bible here... it does say somewhere that we "LEAVE OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND CLEAVE TO OUR ART BUSINESS".... right?? I know it was something like that..... hmmmmmm??????? ;)
keep on hanging in there!
Matthew 18:20 New International Version (NIV) 20 For where two or three gather in My Name, there am I with them.”
I typically like to stick my head in the sand but want to try to help
that is great because you tried and are "in action!"
... I could do in the end was poemify my pain... haaaaaaaa!!!)
what I am trying to say is your work is very moving in a peaceful way! ; )
... just like in "Ice Castles"... does that count?...
... click links in internet circles!!! (internet square dancing... "click your browser round and round.....") ; ) It is perfect! I love it when I can fast find links for peoples other pages on each of their pages!... 

party in the future. ; )

Another factor to consider ~ the definition of the word "IN" from and
My fave definitions of IN from the above 2 dictionary sites are as follows:
  • to or toward some destination or particular place
  • on good terms
  • in a position of assured or definitive success
  • in vogue or season
  • in production
  • a condition of clarity 
  • keenly aware of and responsive to what is new and fashionable
  • one who is in office or power or on the inside
  • located or situated within; inner; internal: 
  • well-liked; included in a favored group...
  • plentiful; available.
  • in with, on friendly terms with; familiar or associating with: They are in with all the important people
  • used to indicate goal or purpose
  • informal in it  joining in; taking part
  • in with associated with; friendly with; regarded highly by
How about it, are you IN?
What is your word for 2013?

Thank you so much for stopping 
IN and joining IN on my word FUN!

Please go to the next WONDERFUL 
post by fellow flying sister 
Laura Moss
who shares her creativity at

Facebook is fun! ~ Poemify Me by Karrlin Bain


  1. Hey, Karrl-IN!!! I think I'm going to start calling you that! :-)

    With you, I think ALL of us *are IN.* You're happy, spunky, positive attitude really is addictive.

    I am grateful to have met you through our KRR class. :-)


  2. Hahahaha, Karrl-IN (to borrow Becky's line)!!! You are too funny, you are so hip, you are IN! IN-side your head and IN-side your heart, create the silliest and the deepest space for us all to be IN. It has been an absolute pleasure to meet and share so much with you in 2012. May you have a very Happy and Creative time IN 2013!!! :D

  3. Karrlin, what a great word IN! Love how you think and how you have put such a great blog post together. Wishing you so much fun this year being IN!!

    I didn't pick my word yet for 2013 but I know that I'm going on an INward journey. I had also written some words for myself using words that had IN in them. I still don't know if that is my word or not. Thank you for showing me how much we can have. Love it.

    Happy New Year!! xo

  4. Great word Karrlin....didn't think I would have a "word" for the year, but you've got me thinking.....

    1. I could really use your word to offset mine! : ) I can't wait to see it! ;) I am really excited about this word!

  5. Wow! What energy and positivity you exude! I love your word and your blog is just beautiful! Thanks for making me smile :). I would say you are definately IN! huggs

  6. Awesome post Karrlin, you can feel your personality in your writing. Makes me wish you lived close so we could lunch, haha.

  7. This was such a FUN post!!! You made me chuckle so many times! And, WOW, is your word full of possibilities for this year!!! It looks like you started practicing it before Jan. 1st, but that's okay! May MANY blessings come your way in 2013! I'm so excited to "FLY" with you!!

  8. That's a great word, very original and fun! Hope all your dreams and aspirations come true!!

  9. There is no doubt that your enthusiasm here has been quite the motivator for many of us. I've really enjoyed reading your posts and your positivity. And i have to agree with Deb, seems like you started before the new year!! Kudos to you. IN appreciation, Janine

  10. Love your Blog - Keeps me IN thought provoking thoughts! Very fun - Thanks for sharing! Peace & Joy ~ Suzanne Fernald

  11. What a fun and amazing word! I would have never thought of that but it fits perfectly! You are in!

  12. Liking this new word "in". Best wishes to you this new year!

  13. I love "IN!" I was wondering how you were going to make it work, but it totally did. AND I didn't spill the beans either! Happy New Years my friend... my IN friend in the IN crowd <3

  14. "IN" soooo many ways, this is an awesome word! And you did an incredible job of using it and describing it IN your whole story!! You are a ray of sunshine in my days and I am really looking forward to getting to know you better and Flying around IN the sky with you to higher places!

  15. What an AWESOME word, full of so much possibility! I love your favorite definitions and examples. May IN serve you well this year. So excited to see what's in store for you and hear about your adventures! xo

  16. You made me wanna scream "I'm in too!" Powerful and a wow moment as I read this post. The energy that is surrounding you is oh so very bright and super contagious! Thank you for infecting me. :)

  17. I love your scrabble word picture! In is so wonderful, with such great possibilities! Happy New Year!

  18. Great work Karrlin! I love it! Great post too. Girl you never fail to make me smile. You really do encourage me and this world would be so much darker without you. Keep letting your light shine. Love and cheers from a sister flyer.

  19. Hi Karrlin, what an exciting word you have chosen. Thanks for joining in the Word Hop and have an awesome 2013.

  20. WOW! Who would have thought that a word with two little letters could get so exciting!! I hope it serves you well in 2013!

  21. Hi KarrlIN! What a wonderful word! It was fun to read some of your comments, and they are always so warm and positive! I love the way you let the sun shine IN! And thanks for your comment on my blog too!

  22. So much action and involvement in a word! I loved how you showed your uses of the word -- very clever. All the best to you in the new year!

  23. A very exciting word... with so much possibility! Sh-in-e brightly! C x

  24. Wow what a great little but big word and what an exuberant post about it! How many ways can you count me in! Enjoy the coming year with your inspiring word.


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