Some years, some words just find me. This year, popping up in my brain on a car ride home was the word CREATE. As I mulled it over and thought about all the possibilities that come from the word, I knew CREATE just felt right.
I've been in a little bit of creative slump. Years ago, I felt so energized by social media interactions, blogging and sharing my teaching journey. Somehow, someway, I lost some of that spark to create and share. I guess- life? Pandemic? A professional opportunity that I was not chosen for that really shook my confidence about myself as an educator. Then fear that what I was sharing wasn't responsive enough to the times we were in. I've felt....blocked. Closed off, in a way, I guess.
The word "CREATE" has me looking to crack open what has been closed off. What can I get excited about again? How can I create experiences that will make memories for those I love? Where can I create boundaries so that I have more space and time for what matters most to me? Can I use 2022 to create a life that is closer to the one I dream of?
That's my hope! I hope to create more energy, solutions, memories, laughter, connection, and postivity. I am excited to see where this word takes me!
What word have you selected for your One Little Word 2022?
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski