It was truly my intention to respond to every #reverbbroads11 prompt for the month of December. But then the holidays happened. I traveled home, had spotty internet connections, and spent more time drinking wine and eating chocolate cake with rainbow chip frosting directly out of the pan than I did thinking about blogging. And I'm okay with that -- I find few things to be better than lots of wine and cake. However, when I saw the prompt for December 31st, I wanted to give it one more go before I said good bye to the #reverbbroads crew. Yesterday's prompt was from Amy, and I think it's a great way to begin 2012. "What is your "one word"? One word for this year, one word for next year."
I first heard about the One Word idea at the beginning of 2011, and enjoyed watching a few of my twitter friends refer to their one word during the course of the year. I had already decided that this was something I wanted to do for 2012, and when I saw it was the final prompt, I knew posting my word would be a good way to stay accountable.
My one word for 2012 is brave. (I'm specifically focusing on the "defy, challenge, dare, courage" part of the definition.)
I've mentioned before that I have started to feel more empowered in my life within the last year or so. Maybe it's being older and wiser (shout out to the first week of my 30's), or maybe it's just learning to do more things that make myself happy, but now I want to take the feeling of empowerment, and use it to take a few risks. I want to be brave, and try new things. Be brave, and let go of the things in life that aren't working. Be brave, and get rid of the excuses that keep me from trying things just because success is not guaranteed. Be brave, and share my feelings with others even when it's scary.
I'm not entirely sure how I will track this, or determine my one word success a year from now, but I'm sure I'll share some of the adventures via my blog. (Afterall, now that #reverbbroads is done, I need something to generate content.)
What is your one word for 2012?