Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I like to pick a word to focus on each year. My word of the year in 2016 was change. Our family experienced significant changes this year! Most of the change we experienced was good and the important part is that we faced it all together. My One Word 2017 will be courage.
Courage to step outside of my comfort zone
Do you ever experience Imposter Syndrome? This year, I’m going to get over myself and just go after the things I know I’m great at doing.
Courage to speak out
When I see injustice, I’m going to address it. Enough is enough.
Courage to ask for help
Sometimes the bravest thing we can do is ask for help when we need it. I used to think that it made me vulnerable. Perhaps vulnerability isn’t always a bad thing.
Courage to train for another race
When I hurt my knee during a trail run in 2015, I was out of commission for a long time. I was running 3-5 miles per day, 5 days per week before that injury and I loved it. I want to get back there. I want to overcome the fear of injury and become a runner again in 2017.
Courage to eat well
I am an emotional eater and a stress eater. I also struggle with depression and anxiety, and have two children with autism. The stressful, emotional roller coaster never ends. I need to find the courage to overcome these demons and develop a healthy relationship with food.
Courage to forgive
One of my biggest 30 Before 30 goals is to forgive the person who stalked and harassed me. I’m close and I want to get there this year. It would be fitting since I am turning 30 in six months!
Will you join me in being courageous in 2017? Do you pick a word to focus on throughout the year? If so, I’d love to hear your One Word 2017! Wishing you a safe, blessed New Year filled with new opportunities and wonderful experiences.