reflections related to disability advocacy, family and (needed) cultural change
Thursday, January 01, 2009
My Word for 2009
Another one of my weekend indulgence bloggers, Ali Edwards, has an annual tradition of choosing a theme word for each year. She is famous for her scrapbooking designs, has a son (who happens to have autism) and is expecting soon. Her word for 2009 will be "nurture."
I am intrigued by this tradition and I like the idea of an overriding principle better than a list of resolutions. I always make too many resolutions in too many areas of my life and end up frustrating myself. I simply can't make a short list or juggle a lot of plans at once...
I am joining in for the second year. Last year my word was "do" and I really tried to take an action-oriented approach in many areas of my life. This year I have chosen the word "reach." I love the way this one word encompasses striving, achieving and connecting all of which have great meaning to me at home, at work and in advocacy.
So what is your favorite resolution or your theme word for 2009?
So, in 2009 may we reach for equality, access and justice, may we reach new levels of inclusion, acceptance and welcome and may we reach one another!
I am the mother of three, wife of one. I am a Partners in Policymaking graduate and a committed disability advocate. I want to catch up on my scrapbooking, learn more about art-journaling, get my house in order, read all the books I have set aside to read and change the world--not necessarily in that order. The opinions in this blog are my own and not those of any of employers.