As I have read different blogs this past week I noticed that some writers are picking a single word to define their personal 2012. A word that symbolizes who they want to be and what they want to accomplish in the coming year. So, I thought, why not, and I too picked a word. Better. I thought better suited me because I really do want to be better. I want to be a better person. A better writer. A better wife. A better mother. A better humanitarian. A better daughter. A better . . . well, you get the picture. I figured what a better word to pick (yes, pun intended) than the word better.
But the thought just occurred to me that I have another "B" word that might describe my aspirations for the year 2012. My whole life I have always been timid, afraid of what other people think. That is no way to live. So, I decided on a second word. Brave. I want to be brave this year. I want to be brave enough to be me. To not fear what people might think if I give (or write) my opinion. To be brave enough to always stand up for what I believe in. To be brave enough to be true to myself.
So, now I have two words for 2012. I want to be better. And I want to be better at being brave!