It's 2015! Really. Can you believe it?
For the last few days I have tried to stay off of social media while I decided whether or not I was going to have One Little Word, an idea inspired by Ali Edwards, to shape my year. Do I really want one more thing to think about? Does it really make a difference?
Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have by Annie F. Downs. In it Annie asserts, "I'm going to ask you to be brave too, even if you, like me, don't take to it naturally. I'm here to ask you to please do that thing in your heart that scares you to death."
In June of 2014 I was on my discovery journey when Brenda Power gave the book, A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger, to writers at a Choice Literacy writing retreat. Then she asked us to find our own beautiful question. I was a little surprised when my pen wrote, "What would I do if I wasn't afraid?"
This year, I want to be brave. I've decided one word just doesn't work for me so I will be using the phrase "Be BRAVE" to guide my year. I wanted my word be actionable so I have determined what it means to be brave using the letters and created this video for when I get a little worried about the next step:
Here's to being brave and a brand new year!