Wednesday, January 5, 2011

One Little Word...

So, you may have seen Your Three Words on ABC Good Morning America. These three words help to express your thoughts, your feelings, your sadness or joy. They can be a celebration of a special event, or a thought on everyday life. It's amazing how much you can express in just 3 words. We have a teacher at Sherwood who has incorporated this into their classroom and the kids have really gotten creative in sharing their 3 words.

I have always loved this idea and what it stands for, so when I stumbled across Ali Edwards' blog I was blown away by this concept. One little word...could it really represent my year? I had enough trouble coming up with 3 words to really share who I am and what I'm all about. Could I possibly narrow it down to 1 word that would encompass the whole year?

At first I thought my word should be "grow"...I mean, there's always room for growth right? However, when I look back at 2010...that year truly represented growth. From taking on a new job to leading the GO New Orleans trip...I have been stretched in grown in ways I couldn't begin to imagine! Then I thought my word should be "let". Sometimes I need to step back and let others step into roles that would stretch them. I also need to let go of things on my plate, rather than hanging on to them and getting bogged down. But it just didn't seem like the right fit.

So I started this blog about a week ago, and I have been hitting save, trying to figure out my little word. I wasn't sure if I would choose the word, of if the word would choose me. But, somehow, I have landed on the word for me. The word is "link".

I'm going to be working on linking my passions with my profession, linking professionally with folks who can make me smarter (a little selfish I know...but I do love twitter!). Linking people in need with the resources that they need to be successful in life. Linking and making deeper relationships with my husband, family, friends, parents in my building, and anyone else that crosses my path. And, even more exciting for me, are the areas where "link" will pop up that I'm not even thinking about yet.

I see this little word permeating every area of my life. I'm excited to see how this word changes me as it becomes the lens that I look through the next 353 days!

If you are interested in joining me, please post your little word in the comment section. I'd love to hear what little word represents you this year.

1 comment:

  1. My word would have to be "seek". What a great food for thought! Thanks for sharing.