This year, my one little word is: explore.
: to look at (something) in a careful way to learn more about it : to study or analyze (something)
: to talk or think about (something) in a thoughtful and detailed way
: to learn about (something) by trying it
Each new year, I choose a word to live by for the rest of the year. (You can read about my past words here). This word should be present in my every day life, and a focus when I'm feeling lost. You can read more about one little word on Ali Edwards' blog.
Accomplish was a great word for me last year - little did I know at the time that I would reach new heights in my career and reach my running goals.
This year, I'm looking to explore - learn, be thoughtful, detailed, and try new experiences. I feel that I can apply this word to so many facets of my life.
Travel: I want to explore new countries, cities, and cultures this year and be slightly uncomfortable. It's how you learn about yourself the best.
Myself: As a person, I'm always open to growth, and I definitely want to explore myself more this year - how I can improve, and be a better me.
New perspectives: As humans, we tend to get into ruts - and continue to live life the same way, with the same answers, and the same perspective. What if we asked a question first instead of answering"No!" or "Yes!" first? I'm hoping to question options each time I come to a new crossroads.
Paleo/Primal: I want to explore the paleo/primal lifestyle even more, try new recipes, including some of the weird ones. Beef heart stew anyone?
Running: This is always a constant in my life. I don't forsee any marathons in my life this year, but rather many half marathons to enjoy - and maybe race at least one for a new PR :)
What is your word for 2014? Why?