Celebrate This Week was established by Ruth Ayres
Happy New Year to all! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2015 brings you many blessings.
I've never been one for New Year's resolutions. They're just a way to disappoint yourself and for places like gyms and sporting goods stores to feed on our lofty goals and make money. Still, I do like the idea and symbolism of a new year being about new beginnings. So I've been thinking a lot lately about how I can improve myself without setting unrealistic goals that I will never fulfill.
As a result, Ruth Ayres got me thinking about the One Little Word challenge and that has been swimming around in my head lately. If you've never heard of the challenge before, the idea is to pick a word and live with it for an entire year.
The word I have chosen for 2015 has actually been a word I've been living with in my classroom with my students since September, but I feel the need to make a formal declaration and continue living with it for another 12 months.
Brave was my mantra as I returned to the piano after over a decade away from playing.
Brave was my mantra as I entered the classroom again after a year away from students.
Brave was my mantra as I challenged myself to come out of my turtle shell, stick my neck out and do things for the good of my students, consequences be damned.
So I will continue living with brave for the next 12 months and do so with more intention. I'm excited to see where Brave will take me.