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.