word for the year

word for the year

this year, i’ve decided my word for the year is BRAVE.

i will roll up my sleeves and face the messy parts of my life head on.

my personality often naturally leads me to check out but this year i want to challenge myself to stay awake, especially while in the thick of it. i want to engage with my life; to take every opportunity to make my life more beautiful & interesting. 

my hope is this...

when there’s an opportunity to take a new route home, i’ll take it. 

when i get a invitation to an event, i’ll go. 

when someones isn’t treated with respect, i’ll speak up. 

when a friend is alone or sick, i’ll be there. 

when a public issue tugs at my heart, i’ll donate my time/resources.

when i have an idea for a story, i’ll write it. 

when i hurt someone, i will apologize.

when i have dark thoughts, i will call a friend to talk through it.

when there’s a protest happening for something i believe in, i’ll stand.

when i want a hobby/craft that sparks curiosity in me, i’ll take a class or pick up a book.

when i feel a panic attack coming on, i will take the time to breathe & apply essential oils. 

when someone attacks me online/in person, i will forgive them.

when someone attacks me online/in person, i will not blame myself.

when it’s easier to check out, i will choose to stay engaged with my life. 

life thus far in 2017: a kickstarter & puptart

life thus far in 2017: a kickstarter & puptart

Morning Routine

Morning Routine