Friday, January 1, 2016


The trending # on Twitter with educators right now is #oneword, as in, what is your #oneword that will shape or encourage you this year?

I've seen a lot of great ones so far.....from dream to believe to courage. It's easy to imagine what those words may invoke for someone. While I would love to use one of those inspiring words, I am going to take it back to the basics and go with something simple.

My #oneword is live.

No, I'm not talking in a physical sense.....I'm not sick or dying! Nothing like that. It's been a rough year and I've been through quite a bit in the last 12+ months......I feel like I barely made it through. I've had a lot of challenges that I'm still not over and done with, and I want 2016 to be a year where I start living and not just surviving. (And admittedly, I've been listening to waaaaaaay too much Adele. What a powerful line......if you don't know what I'm talking about, listen to her entire album NOW.) 

So while I'd love to say create, inspire, dream, #oneword is just live. Live life and enjoy and appreciate the little things. Find myself and live a life of happiness rather than what ifs. Remember why I got into education and rediscover my purpose. We all have one and mine is here screaming to get out from behind the wall of a tough year. 

Happy 2016, everyone. 


  1. Great post! I've been thinking about you and hoping you're doing ok. You have the right attitude to make 2016 wonderful and great! Live it up, girl! :)

  2. Beautiful & speaks so much to where I'm at, too. I'd love to catch up & do some time livin' together soon. HUGS