My Word for 2020!

Yes I know it is the trend, but I love the trend. No resolutions, although I have some goals (pretty typical ones), but I also have the word I will be keeping close to me.

My word: LOOK

You’re saying “What?! Heather you are crazy, how is that even a word to choose from?” Well I am here to tell you why it is what I think is going to be a great word for me.

LOOK is so much more than just using your eyes. When we want someone to explain their feelings, or search for what is going on inside of them what do we say? We say “look within or look inside of you”. When we want someone to see something that is in the moment we tell them to look. If you are feeling down, or upset about something you take the time to look inside yourself for the answer. So for me LOOK was the perfect word for 2020.

I want to take the time LOOK within each student in my room. To see beyond the mask they put on for their peers and their teachers. To look at who they are, who they want to be, and to look at what they need from me beyond the curriculum.

I want to LOOK within myself and be able to see where I need work, what is going on with my body, my soul, my emotions. Taking a deeper look and finding who I am, where I am going, and looking at the path ahead of me.

I want to stop and take the time to LOOK around me at where I am and what is happening right now. Being present for me isn’t enough, I want to examine the present and look at it with new lenses. I want the opportunity to LOOK for myself at what is happening and make decisions based on what I am looking at.

Drop me comment with your #OneWord2020 and let me know why it is your word for the year. Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

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