This is not the first time I’ve chosen one little word to guide my year, but this year is different.
Most years I struggle to come up with a word that feels right. In fact, most of the words I have chosen in the past were lies. I never felt them or embraced them fully. But since I didn’t want to miss out on the OLW pandemonium, I picked a word. Any word. I faked my way through the OLW craze, so that by the end of January I could claim amnesia. So many others who swore by their words in December were disavowing them in January that I didn’t feel alone. In fact, I felt part of the group.
But this year it’s different. This year I did not struggle to find my one little word. In fact, this year, I didn’t even consider a little word until it found me. I still can’t quite believe it. I’ve read how other people are seemingly chosen by their one little word rather than the other way around. I always thought they were the chosen ones. Blessed. Lucky. The opposite of whatever I was.
Not this year.
This year my one little word is…
Or is it a big word?
It may even be a word you’re not supposed to say in public.
But I’m going to use it to guide me in 2019 because this is my year to be a badass!
I will be a badass when I focus on my students and their needs, first.
I will be a badass when I ignore the naysayers first, last and always.
I will be a badass when I take a leap forward with the projects percolating in the back burner.
I will be a badass when I stop procrastinating and tackle important projects head on. One at a time.
I will be a badass when I confront my fears and insecurities like a warrior queen.
I will be a badass when I take myself seriously by embracing myself. Full of love.
I will be a badass when I stop making excuses for my badassery.
I will be a badass when I write from the heart and speak my mind with love, intention and a full on presence that says: I am here.
Let’s do this.
Crossposted to Two Writing Teachers Tuesday Slice of Life.