I have seen several people sharing their one little word for 2015 instead of making resolutions. I love this idea! I think this is a great way to keep me motivated and encouraged throughout the year.
This year my word is:
I want to work on being brave this year. I sometimes feel like I have allowed my self to get walked all over mainly because I am a people pleaser. I want everyone to be happy all the time. I would still love everyone to be happy all the time, but I am realizing it's not always my responsibility if they aren't.
I want to be brave enough to try new things (different activities, new foods, new adventures, etc.) On my birthday I actually tried shrimp for the first time ever! This was huge because for the longest time I swore off eating anything that lives in the sea.
I want to be brave enough to say no. I am realizing I can't do everything all the time and I definitely can't do everything all the time well. I need to learn to say no to other things so I can focus on what is important to me. I recently said no to something that was causing me to spend less time focusing on my students. While I had doubts at first as well as second guesses, I am glad I said no. It was the right thing for me, my family and my students.
I want to be brave enough to accept who I am. Over the years I have struggled with insecurity more than I care to admit. I am lucky enough to have a wonderful husband and amazing family and friends that already accept who I am. This year I want to work on being brave enough to stand up to those annoying insecure voices in my brain.
Thanks for reading! :)
Do you have one little word for 2015? If so, what is it and why did you pick that word?