Three years ago, I was given the challenge to choose one word to define my year. At the time, it seemed difficult to imagine that I would be able to choose a single word for my year. So many came to mind, but, in the end, I chose the word focus. One of my goals that year was to finally finish my dissertation and graduate, which I did.
Last year, in 2018, my one word for the year was bold. Inspired by two of my good friends, I learned to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things. Vendor events for my Usborne Books & More business which mean talking to many people I did not know, teaching an online college class, presenting at a statewide literacy conference, just to name a few.
Now here we are in 2019 and time to choose a new word. I struggled with choosing a word this year and spent some time thinking about what I wanted to accomplish this year. Thanks again to my two friends, Shelly and Jill, and their thoughtful conversations, I have a new word: intentional. I really want to be intentional about the projects I complete, the time I have and how I spend it, and saying yes to what is truly important to me.
I am excited for the year ahead and can’t wait to share it with all of you!