I don't make resolutions anymore-I choose one word (https://aliedwards.com/projects/one-little-word) that I put in the back of my mind and go back to throughout the year. Last year I really challenged myself and my word was: bold. I absolutely incorporated that trait-I presented to my colleagues, I decided not to teach summer school (which I will probably never do again :), I decided to have knee surgery--lots of bold decisions this year. Whenever my confidence wavered, I would just think about the commitment I made to that word. I said I would be "bold"!
For 2015, my word was not on the tip of my tongue. I've thought about it a lot the past week. Looked through lists of words waiting to be inspired. Well, I feel asleep with the television the other night and woke up to a televised church service. The minister was talking about forgiveness and how if people hold on to wrongs that have been committed against them, they get bitter. I think the universe was telling me my word for the year.
This is something I begrudgingly admit I am not good at. I beat myself up for a lesson that didn't work or not feeling adequate as a teacher anymore. I can't just let it go when a parent lodges a complaint with my administrator or I read someone's comments on a social media page and it just infuriates me. Somehow this year, I am going to figure out how to let that all go! I will remember this:
So this year I will try to be strong. That's my aspiration, we'll see if I can do it! :)