Earlier this week, my friend Jennifer Hogan blogged about the 3 words that will guide her this year. Since last summer I have worked hard to stay focused on my WHY of SERVICE. After reading Jennifer's blog I thought it would be a great idea to focus on 3 words for this year. I chose 3 words that I can focus on in all areas of my life.
This one shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. I want to make sure that I am serving others. I want to serve my family, my church, the teachers in my building and district, my PLN, and anyone who needs my help. I do love to serve but when I'm stressed or tired, I get crumpy when somone asks me to help. That's not their fault. They are usually asking because I've offered my help. They don't know that I'm tired or stressed. I really want to work on serving with a happy heart no matter what else is going on.
I want to focus on creating this year. I almost put 'creating things of value' but I rethought that. If I create it, it has value to me. Even if I don't use it or it's not my best work, the process of creating is valuable. My main outlet for creation is writing. I am really loving writing for Getting Smart and I plan to continue that. I've gotten more regular at writing this blog and that makes me happy. I have written a couple of children's books but I'd like to write a non-fiction book. I don't know about what, that's still knocking around in my head. I am having a lot of fun creating with canva. I wouldn't not have categorized myself as a graphics creator but I am really enjoying it!
I almost chose calm for my 3rd word but that seemed boring and didn't really encompass what I'm feeling here. I want to be more relaxed about who I am. I'm becoming more and more comfortable in my own skin. I know you're not going to believe this but I'm a little high strung. I want to be more relaxed around my family and friends. I pride myself on being a life long learner but sometimes I need some downtime to let my mind catch up and create. I'm also looking forward to traveling more this year. We already have a ski trip planned and a cruise may be in the works for my big birthday this summer.