With the year coming to a close, I reached out to a few of my reader/writer/blogger friends and asked them to give me ONE WORD to describe their year of 2013. It's difficult to sum up the year in just one word, I came to realize (and so did a lot of others). Do we focus on the good? The bad? What we're most proud of? Our struggles? Or our strengths? So much can happen in the span of one year.
The idea behind this post comes from a word wall. In school we use this as an aid when learning new content. Teachers display words on their wall to engage their students and help them build their vocabulary. As a soon to be teacher myself, I thought I'd do something similar, but put a twist on it. In this post I'm using these words as a reflection, to look back on the year and see where we've been, but also as a guide to look at where we want to go. It's important to reflect so that we can move forward. I hope this inspires others to create their own word wall.
So tell me... which word would YOU put on
your word wall to describe the year 2013?
For those who participated in this, feel free to identify your word in the comments below. Or keep it anonymous, whatever you like! Can anyone guess which word is mine? I'll give you a hint: some of life's challenges this year brought me unexpected happiness.