Monday, January 9, 2012

Brave New World

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!

15 comments:

  1. I like your words! Especially 'brave'. I need more of that.

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  2. I'm with Jewels, 'brave' rocks!

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  3. You could combine the words and be bratter. Just joking. We always know we can do better, but remember how good you already are.

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  4. I agree -- if we aren't spending time getting better then we are stagnant.

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  5. B is a great letter so why not?
    Brussels is the babital of Belgium ;-)

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  6. Oh! I like your words. I really really do. I like both of them equally.
    Huh - Now I'm thinking...and that's always dangerous.

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  7. See, all your comments are exactly why I've become a blogging fool. I love receiving your feedback, and getting motivation from you all!!

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  8. "Brave" is one of those words that just stirs me to read or say. What a great word!

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  9. "To not fear what people might think if I give or write my opinion." That's what I'm saying/talking about…I'm with you-no fear.

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  10. You word of "being" better and braver will serve you well this year! It will be a wonderful journey- Congrats on your words!

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  11. A friend recently told me I shouldn't let fear stand in my way....now your post too! It's a sign to get braver!

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  12. Here's another B word: BIG. Lately I keep thinking I want to live BIG. Sometimes my life seems so small. I think big and brave are similar....

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  13. This reminds me of a rant I made in my journal not so long ago about that four-letter F-word that seemed to control so much of my life: FEAR.

    I might be stealing your word, but it's a big enough word for the both of us,right? And I will definitely be sticking around this year to see how it works out for you.

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  14. I like "Brave"... Be better at brave :)

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