I'm a little late to the party with this one, given that most people chose (and blogged about...and tweeted about...and Facebooked and maybe even Instagrammed) their word on New Year's Day. I, on the other hand, was taking a deliberate break from social media to enjoy some time with my family. We headed out in to the winter wonderland in which we live and my girls tried snowshoeing for the first time. So. Much. Fun.
I hope to carry the sense of peace and calm and joy that I felt that day with me through the rest of this year. The past year has felt hectic, chaotic and a little like living on a roller coaster (or at least what I imagine living on a roller coaster would be like, all the ups and downs, some of them expected, some of them not, sometimes you close your eyes and scream, sometimes you laugh your head off); I could stand some calmer waters this year.
A state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces. Doesn't that sound lovely? A state of rest. Without giving up all of the things that make us us. Making sure that life is a dance of equal and opposing forces. Work and Play. Kale and Chocolate. Water and Wine. I can do this.
I can do this.
But I'm not going to do it alone. I'm a big believer in the village, that wonderful web that catches us, buoys us up, keeps us going. Without it, I would be a complete and utter basket-case. Certifiable, really. With children who were barely making it to school, only occasionally bathed and living primarily on grilled cheese sandwiches. Like I said, without the village, I'd be done.
My #OneWord for 2016 is Equilibrium. I will endeavour to live this year in a state of rest, a product of equal and opposing forces. And I am so looking forward to it!
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!