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Intentional: one word in 2020

One word is hitting the networks by storm as we close 2019 and are almost to 2020. It’s a charge of sorts that isn’t like a resolution that falls by the waysides by February. It’s a word that holds you to the task & something that really makes sense to me. Last night, on the twitter chat, #Altedchat, Chris Quinn led an amazing chat all focused on #oneword2019 and #oneword2020. It really laid out the purpose of the one word if you need more information.

In 2019, my #oneword2019 was BE and it’s something that encompassed my word as an educator, a professional, and as a person. I have a visual I have favorited on my phone to remind me of my charge in 2019.  BE is something I reflected on to BE the best I could be, BE present, and BE apart of the greater good in life. It worked for me to choose a word as an overall theme versus making multiple resolutions and not being held accountable for them all the way throughout the year. My #oneword2019 blog post on BE gave me a charge for this past year.

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A few days ago, before the #Altedchat took place, I started really soul searching for a charge for the 2020 year. Something that would push me out of the box and be something I could push through. Intentional is the word chosen for this new year. Being intentional about the decisions I make, intentional about the relationships and people I hold dear in my life, intentional about the acts of gratitude and kindness I carry out, and intentional about the way I take charge in my personal life too. I have an inkling that BE and Intentional go hand in hand as a way to keep BEing present and intentional in the lives of my students, staff, and my personal life too.

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If you want to see what other educators are doing for their #oneword2020, hop on over to the Bookcamppd blog to see what others are doing too. It’s cool to see what’s in store for 2020 and how one word will charge this upcoming year too.

Whether you choose a one word or make resolutions; I wish you a happy New Year and a year of excellence in 2020. Knowing where you want to go and making a plan makes a huge difference.

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BE: one word in 2019

2019: a new year full of new beginnings, hope, and a slate that is not full of what has happened in the past. An opportunity to start fresh and create new goals, new opportunities, and new words to commit to.

Recently I stumbled upon #oneword2019 and it really got me thinking of how I could explore new avenues as well as owning what I can bring to the table and provide for others. I will admit, I struggled at first, since I was stuck between two words. Two words that encompassed two true avenues of hope moving forward. I decided on BE for my one word in 2019. The definition of Be has many. However, two in particular, resonated with me. The definitions “to equal in meaning” as well as “to identify with” resonate as I move forward in this new year.

I will BE a teacher as well as a mentor and family member. I can also BE a person who has ideas and thoughts. Moving forward, I want to BE someone who can be heard as well as someone who inspires and empowers others daily. I am charging myself with a goal to not only identify the good I bring as well as the inspiration I can bring to others every day.

Being a special educator, I already have a playing field. I really need to OWN what I can BE for others and for myself. It’s not an easy task. That negative voice can creep up and self-doubt can cycle in. However, I can’t wait to see what I can BE to myself and others this year. I am committing to be vulnerable, to take a leap of faith, and the BE this year. I can’t wait to go along this journey.

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