Well, here we are...saying "good bye" to 2016 and "hello" to 2017! There has been a lot of reflection, learning and growth in 2016. What will 2017 have in store? Last year I participated in #oneword2016. It is just what it sounds like. You come up with your "one word" to focus on, live by, refer to...for the year. I even went so far as to create an activity for staffs to help them create their own #oneword2016 slide deck. My friend George Carginilla and I created a similar activity. Here is the 2017 version: #oneword2017Slides if you would like to try it.
Last year's #oneword was easy. I had already created my own 6 word memoir for a presentation, so I just took my word from that. My 6 word memoir was: One who encourages and inspires others. So I pulled out the word "inspire". I have tried to stick to that word in all I do. I ask myself "Is what I'm doing helping to inspire others?" If not, it is time to reflect and redirect.
As I sat down to create #oneword2017, it did not prove to be as easy. Last year's word focused on what I could do for others, this is always easier than focusing on myself. I am looking ahead to this next year and trying to project into the future (which I know is impossible). But I am trying to think of a word that will help me AND others. This is my personal 6 word memoir for 2017: To move forward and embrace the new. My professional 6 word memoir for 2017: Move others forward and embrace new. So, I have narrowed it down to two words: "New" and "Forward". Both of these words are very broad and have many different interpretations...this is purposful.
So there it is. If I have to pick just ONE word, I will go with "Forward" for my #oneword2017! If I keep looking, moving forward, it also encompasses "New".
What is your #oneword2017? Put it in the comments below, write a blog post about it or tweet it out. As long as you are reflecting...you are moving forward!!!
Mother, teacher, TOSA, GCE Level 1 & 2, Encourager of others.
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