I've been pondering what I want to adopt as my "one little word" for 2014. Honestly, I'm terrible at remaining focused on one thing for all that long. I just had to search back on my own blog to figure out what LAST year's word was.
Since last year was "Create" (I had to look it up), I can happily report that I did a decent job. I wrote a ton of posts, and even worked with a friend to create a Doctor Who Week!
This year, I think I need to remind myself to slow down. I try to do everything - quickly - and tend to skim over instead of dive deep. I get frantic, and that exhausts me. It affects my students, too. I rush, rush, rush to cover as much as I can. Since my job is to help my students reach higher, and dig deeper, I can afford to stop and linger a while on things that would benefit from more time.
So - my "word" is more of a theme this year. Breathe... slow down... enjoy each moment instead of always looking for the next thing to complete. In that vein, I may even cut my Goodreads goal down a bit instead of rushing for the next book.
Ahh.... here's my "One Word"....
Yep. That'll do it. Sometimes you have to write your way through to figure out what you think, right?
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