I have participated in #OneWordONT in the past. Although I missed last year, it is time to jump back in!
My 2019 #OneWordONT word is: Rebalance.
In many ways, 2018 was a great year with lots of positives. In reflection though, I felt that the various elements of the year required long periods of intensive focus on particular project. These intense periods detracted from other activities in education, music, exercise, family and friends time.
While I look forward to the various goals, project and activities for 2019, I know a better way forward is to be more intentional about achieving success, improvement(s), forward direction through a balanced approach.
Here’s to an awesome, more balance 2019!
I have been thinking about my “one word” response in anticipation of the annual blogging challenge led by Julie Balen. I have always enjoyed the contemplation and challenge of zeroing in on one element of focus for a year. (continued below graphic)
My personal landscape has changed as I transitioned from a school board employee (CIO at WRDSB) to retiree (Oct. 31) to exploring independent work. As I experience this transition, consider options and contemplate what a new, more flexible way of remaining active in the learning and ed-tech spaces, as well as looking at experiencing new things, many things jump out: remaining active, rebalance, recognizing that my desire to continue in these spaces is alive and well, flex time, more music, new ways to be involved in community (local and online), new experiences, what stays, what goes …. the mulling continues and I am sure it will continue for a while.
What I do know is that without understanding what exactly my future looks like, or how time is rebalanced, I want my time to matter, I want to make a difference. I have landed on selecting “impactful” as my 2017 one word. My personal journey will be to explore ways to be impactful within a new flexible and rebalanced context.
Let the journey begin!
I love the idea of setting a focus for a period of time to guide your thinking, actions and reflections – Considering One Word. This past year I choose “model” as my word. I really believe in modelling what you seek, so this seemed like a great choice.
I have been pondering my choice for this year as I wanted build on my 2015 choice. I finally settled on “ignite” for my 2016 word. This year my goal is to make more connections, start more conversations, be intentional about empowering people with a goal of creating greater synergy for change.
Ready to connect? Catch me on twitter at @markwcarbone or via about.me/markwcarbone