04 Jan Celebrating Our One Little Word for 2014
Tuesday when we posted our Slice of Life http://www.teachersforteachers.net/?p=894 several people suggested that grit should be Clare’s OLW for 2014. Terje shared with us a blog about this idea of OLW from Ali Edwards –http://aliedwards.com/2013/12/one-little-word-2014.html. Ali’s words:
Are you considering selecting a word for yourself (or letting one find you)? There’s no right or wrong. The main thing to remember is that this is your word. It’s not for your child, parent, partner, spouse, sister, etc.
And what do you do with this one little word?
You live with it. You invite it into you life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities.
Which word will change our lives? Which word will we invite into our lives? Will it lead us? Since Tuesday we have been trying to let a word find us and remembering that there is no right or wrong.
Today we are celebrating this new idea and its possibilites in our lives – One Little Word.
Clare’s OLW for 2014:
I think my word found me through all of you -my new PLN. You introduced me to the idea of OLW and encouraged me to give GRIT a go! So GRIT will be my word for 2014. I want to think more about GRIT. What is it? How do we find it? How do we allow ourselves to continue to grow and push ourselves even in those moments when we do not meet our goals? I have always thought about GRIT in a physical sense. I want to open myself up to thinking about different types of GRIT and how GRIT can help me in a variety of situations in my life. Thanks everyone for helping me invite GRIT into my life.
Tammy’s OLW for 2014:
Over the past few weeks, I have noticed the word TIME again and again. It actually feels like this word is choosing me instead of the reverse. It all began with #Nerdlution – doesn’t everything
My goal is to write and exercise for 30 minutes each day and except for a few missed days I have met these goals (I am meeting one right now as I write this.) Thinking about how to schedule thirty minutes for writing and exercise has helped me be a bit more thoughtful about how I use TIME in general. Now I am much more conscience of how long I am spending on something. I want to continue paying attention to how I use my TIME in 2014.
As I was reading the Celebrate Posts on December 28th, the word TIME appeared again. I love the way Julie Johnson organized this post – time for family, time to create, time for solitude…. Her post captures an important message about time and I want to make sure that I make time for important things in 2014.
On December 30th Heather Radar also wrote about TIME – To Give a Thing its Time. This post looks at TIME in a different way – Sometimes we need to stay with things a bit longer than we anticipated. Sometimes we need to let go of our timeframes and deadlines. I’m sure that in 2014 there will be many things that I need to give their time and I want to remember this important message.
So GRIT and TIME are our words for 2014 …. we cannot wait to see where they take us!
Clare and Tammy