I have one goal for 2014: WRITE.
I have one word for 2014: BRAVE.
These two words will come together, I'm sure, because they encompass the many things I hope for in 2014: teaching, traveling, storytelling, story-writing, story-reading, and all the other new adventures that await.
Why write? I miss the written word. I've let the writer in me slip away too often and hide in the shadows because I've been afraid that I don't have a story to tell (silly me), that it's not worth telling, or, sometimes, because I'm afraid I won't like the story I do have to tell (or others won't like it).
Why brave? I need courage. A million new adventures await me in 2014. In the next twelve months, I'll student teach, graduate, travel, interview, and, fingers crossed, start teaching. That's a LOT of adventures and requires a LOT of bravery, even in the midst of all my joyful anticipation.
And at the root of both is the one ethic that drives me daily: be kind.
Here's to 2014: be brave, write, and be kind.