What’s My Purpose #OLW in Review

My one little word for 2019 was purpose. I chose the word after entering a reflective process of journaling, reading, and praying. I reached a milestone birthday of 60 this past year and I knew that I would be spending time considering future options. I also wanted to be better at making decisions based on all options and not just what I’ve traditionally done in the past. As I considered this post and my year in review I initially thought my one word purpose wasn’t lived as much as I’d like, that is until I opened my photo album and saw these wonderful pictures that reminded me of all the times I considered my true purpose.

My learning life brings me purpose…

A sweet note from a student reminding me of the importance of my work.
Always reading – especially picture books!
Embracing lifelong learning!

Taking time to stop and enjoy the scenery gives me purpose.

And of course spending time with family and friends completes me and brings me great purpose. It’s easy to drop everything and make a decision to spend time with these wonderful people!

2019 is just about in the books and reflecting on my one little word, “purpose,” left me feeling blessed for sure. I wonder what word I’ll embrace for 2020?

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8 Replies to “What’s My Purpose #OLW in Review”

  1. “Purpose” is a great word … a reminder of what our “why” is. Vitally important. I wonder what your new word will be-? I considered going back to a former word, “simplify,” but I think something else has come to me instead … working on it. 🙂 Blessings to you and yours in the new year.

  2. Purpose is a fantastic OLW! I am still deciding on my word. Thank you for all of your purposeful work with students. Obviously, it does not go unnoticed!

  3. I really love the word “purpose” – my boyfriend is always talking to me about whether or not his job is making an impact of the future and if he should be doing something more meaningful. I like the small impacts that you have chosen for your “purpose.” Thank you for putting this into a new perspective!

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