My word for 2016 has been percolating for the last month and I'm really excited about it.
As in I have stories to tell.
I have stories to capture.
I have stories to remember.
So, this upcoming year -
I want to notice stories. As I thought about the word story I realized much of life is made up of stories. Sometimes stories involve people, sometimes stories involves the thinking behind an object, event, or action.
I want to create stories. I realized over break when I chose to sew or make things there's a story behind why or how or what I am using. These are stories to share. I also want to think create stories by spending time with people and doing things with people by choice not because of an obligation or a to do list. I want to have stories happen within our home, locally, and hopefully as trips. When I think about trips though they can be day trips and don't have to be grand.
I want to foster stories. This one really surprised me as I discovered it. I have three beautiful teenage daughters. I want to help them foster stories for themselves and think intentionally about what they do and how they spend their time. I want to foster stories for my students to rush home and share with their families. I want to be intentional in fostering my own stories. As I thought about fostering stories I realized not all stories are pretty or happy and those have a place in our journey. They help us grow and shouldn't be overlooked or not documented in some way, sometimes.
I want to have story variety. These are areas in my life I want stories to be present; fitness, food, family, classroom, friends, and surprises.
Thank you for joining me on this journey and hopefully cheering me along the way. I know I'm enjoying reading other posts and thinking behind One Little Word decisions.