One word to guide your year.
I have decided to join the One Word 365 Movement this year to guide my year rather than creating a long list of resolutions. It is great to have goals to help keep your moving forward but sometimes a list of resolutions can become cumbersome. Choosing one word to focus on and think about throughout the year is more than a resolution it is an attitude, a way of looking at the word around you and choosing your path.
After much thought I have decided my one word will be FEARLESS!
One Word 365 was started by Aleece Ronzino. When you join this movement you are asked to,
“Choose just one word.
One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.
It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.
Discover the big impact one word can make.
One word. 365 days. A changed life.”
I have been looking for a way to keep things in focus since last year and now that I am feeling on the positive upswing and have discovered my old self again I am ready to dive into the new year full of energy, passion, happiness, and positivity. Too often I let fear, worry, and anxiety control my actions and I want to go on a personal journey of changing that.
I went running the other day in the middle of the frozen temperatures and ran my heart out. When I returned from my run I discovered a charm in my pocket that I got last year at the Boston Marathon. At the race expo I was inspired by meeting Kathrine Switzer, the original Marathon Woman, a true inspiration. Kathrine Switzer is the first woman to challenge the rules of the Boston Marathon, gaining the first female entry into the race. She raced and completed the race even when a race official tried to stop her mid-race. She is a true role model for women , and especially for women in athletics. Her story is a story of empowerment and going after your dreams and her advice to all women, be “FEARLESS.”
The charm in my pocket echoes this sentiment and will now be my one word for 2014. I think I was meant to find that charm. I now have the charm on a necklace which I plan to wear at least through Boston Marathon Race Day, a day where I will need to embrace my emotions and no matter how scared I am that day I must run and be FEARLESS. I won’t let my fears control me anymore.