Happy New Year!
I truly can’t believe that it is 2019. As the saying goes, “The days are long, but the years are short” and nothing screams that louder to me than the fact that it is 2019. It feels like just yesterday that I graduated high school, yet, I attended my 25th reunion in 2018. It feels like just yesterday that I began teaching, yet I am closing out my 20th year in education in 2019. It feels like just yesterday that we were blessed with our first-born, yet he turns 16 in February and will graduate high school in two short years. So, yes, the saying is true, “The days are long, but the years are short!”
I reflected on all of this as I began to think about my “one little word” for 2019. I want to be sure to continue to build long-lasting relationships with people in my life, both personally and professionally. I want to make time for the things and the people that are important to me. I want to cherish these long days and short years with my children as much as possible. So for these reasons, the word I chose going in to 2019 is CONNECT.
This year I chose a personal symbol as well. Chloe gave me a beautiful necklace for Christmas this year of two links hooked together. She told me it was symbolic of our love for each other, that even when we fight, we will always be connected! I have taken the two links hooked together as my personal symbol for this year. I want to make connections in every facet of my life.
Yesterday, I shared my 19 for 2019 visual. I tried to tie some of my goals for 2019 into my “one little word”. See, making connections already!