"Lean into the stretch and grow, breakthrough limits and old ways that no longer serve and eventually soar and reach deeper levels of strength and faith and expression." - Christine Arylo, Are You Feeling Stretched? In 2017, I chose the word STRETCH ( read about it here ). I'm honestly having a hard time leaving in 2018 though I know what I've learned will stay with me. In a new position at school, STRETCH gave me permission to tackle tougher challenges. An introvert at heart, STRETCH made me reach out to others a bit more (yeah, I'm not there yet). Here are a few favorite STRETCHes from 2017.