For the past two years I have participated in One Little Word, my choice in 2012 (reflection) and 2013 (gratitude) have become an integral part of who I am. When I chose these words they were purposeful and really focused my thoughts for the year. On my drive home, I would reflect on my word and choose a moment when my OLW was an important part of my day. These two words became embedded into every detail of my life.
I have been thinking about my OLW for 2014 and I have to admit it did not come to me as easily. I read Ali's blog and watched the amazing video about the importance of choosing OLW. Choosing a word that is meaningful along with the anticipation of what the word could mean is the key for me.
I was struggling with choosing my word. I wonder which word would stretch me both professionally and personally. Choosing a word that would get "me out of my box" which I do enjoy most of the time but am realizing that I need to break out of in 2014. Choosing to continue to grow as a writer with a renewed passion for word study and as important choosing to write along with my students during our school day.
I turned 50 this past September, and I am not sure if it comes with the new decade or if it is just a gift that I have become much more aware of the choices I make. I am thankful for the opportunities when I have a choice. I have learned the littlest choice can make a huge impact on my life. My 2014 journey begins tomorrow with my