Saturday, January 15, 2011

Courage: The word for 2011 (Oh, and a giveaway!)

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I've already told you my big, fun, scary writing goal for the year and it's a thing that is going to require me to have a lot of courage. So I've made that my word for 2011: Courage.

I thought about making fearless my word for the year, but then I realized that there is no way I'm going to be able to get through this year without some fear. Maybe a lot of fear. Yeah. There's going to be fear. So this can't be my fearless year.

However, having courage and looking fear in the face, as Mrs. Roosevelt stated, doing the thing I think I cannot do, that's what my year is really about.


Here's what I'd like from you (if you're so inclined): In the comment box, write what your word of the year is. Just your one word. And next week, I'll draw one of your words at random and I will make you a banner like the one at the top of this post. Easy-peasy, right?

Oh! Wait! After you've commented here, go to Amy Jo's blog and wish her a happy bloggiversary and enter into her giveaway for a $15 Amazon gift card. Ooh, books....*drool*


amanda jolley said...

My word is movere, Latin for "to move."
This also means I'll be facing fears, moving forward through them.

KarenG said...

Awesome! My word of the year is commitment. Because I have set these goals and my tendency is to slack off, goof off and procrastinate. I need Commitment with a Capital C!

Amy Jo Lavin said...

My word for 2011 is CHANGE.

I'm ready to embrace change. Of course, I plan of facing that same fear that you talked about.

Thanks for promoting my giveaway!

Stellar Meadow said...

I think my word of the year is challenge.. I need to get out of my comfort zone if I ever want to do something great!

Teri Anne Stanley said...

My word for the year actually IS fearless...less fear. not none.

Casi said...

My word for the year is friendship. I decided I need to find some true friends!