Friday, January 3, 2014

Bravery in 2014.



I've never chosen one single word for a year before, but the thought of doing so really inspired me this year.  After writing out all of my resolutions, I chose the word brave.  [with hustle and create as a close second and third.]



I want this year to be a year of action.  A year of taking risks and not being afraid to fail.  A year of becoming exactly who I want to be, regardless of what anyone else may think.  A year of making every day count, full of experiencing life and taking big chances.  A year of making things happen.  A year of celebrating more and worrying less.

A year of being brave.


It takes bravery to make things happen. 
It takes bravery to be yourself. 
It takes bravery to decide where you want to be in life, and then do everything you can to get there. 
It takes bravery to live fiercely and without regret. 

I am planning on doing every one of those things this year, so brave seemed like a good word to choose.  That, and brave is not a word I would have ever used to describe myself in the past.  And I want to change that.


2014 is going to be good because I'm deciding to make it good.  And to bravely take on everything that comes my way this year.  Because I don't want to be sitting in the same spot on January 1st, 2015 thinking of all the things I missed out of because I was too afraid of __________.


So that's 2014 summed up in three words for me.  What about you?  What does 2014 look like for you? 

Happy first Friday of the New Year!  Cheers to making it count. 

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33 comments:

  1. Be brave, take risks! I'm definitely on board with you for that one. Being brave really can be a terrifying thing...but I love the idea of making 2014 all about it.

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  2. brave was one of the words i was thinking to choose for my word of the year - so good! there are things in my own life as i tackle the new year that i need to be brave about. love this!

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  3. I think being brave is a great thing to strive for. I always let fears hold me back and it's not good. You miss out on so many things! Best of luck! :)

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  4. I love that word for 2014! And That's exactly who I'm going to be this year, brave. :)
    I love this post!

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  5. Brave... What a great word!!! I hope 2014 is your best year yet! :-)

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  6. i think it is a great idea to choose a word for the year! brave is a great one but i think this year my word would be hustle ;)

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  7. im in the same exact boat...time for change and being brave!

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  8. This is so inspirational Chelsea, thanks for sharing! I wrote what 2014 looks like for me here: http://www.shelivesfree.com/2014/01/new-years-bucket-list.html

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  9. Get after it! I'm excited for you :)

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  10. Love this inspiration!! Think I might just steal it:)
    xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

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  11. Best of luck and I hope 2014 is a great year for you!

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  12. Love this! I, too, will need to be brave this year as I make big changes. Create will also be a huge theme as I am going to open an etsy shop for some artsy things. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for you this year! Xo

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  13. This is awesome! What a great theme for the year... thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

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  14. love this! So inspiring and motivating!!! Happy New Year pretty girl ;)

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  15. I think Brave is a great word for the new year. Hustle and Create are great runners up words too. I think you need those too to help accomplish being brave.

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  16. Hope you enjoy tackling many challenges this year that would pass you by if you went for the easy life. Bravery is a great foundation for an exciting year.

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  17. Here's to being brave! I think it's the perfect word for 2014.

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  18. That is a great word!! And actually in my "running" for me for 2014. Haven't decided yet!! Hope you have a great 2014!

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  19. Love this! My word is "simple!" Happy 2014!! :)

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  20. I totally love brave and especially Hustle!!! I hope both sum up this year for me!

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  21. If I had to pick a word, I'd pick that word too because it really does encompass everything that I would want in any year. Being brave can take you out of your comfort zone and make you do wonderful things that you wouldn't have done before--in all aspects of life, as well. Awesome post!

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

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  22. I think you chose a great word for the year! Bravery is something I definitely need to incorporate into my life too. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I'm definitely choosing "grow" as my word for the year. It's covering a lot of aspects of my life that I want to work on this year :)

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  24. Love the pictures - what a great goal!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  25. What an inspirational post. I also want a year filled with action. And I love the word brave!

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  26. i love making a word for the year! and what a good word to choose!

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  27. Love the word you chose!!! Wishing you all the best in the new year!

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  28. I didn't really have a name for it (like choosing a word for your year), but a couple of years ago I realized how timid I was and how fearful of so many things I was. So I decided to be brave. To step out and take risks. I grew so much that year! I'm so grateful that I began to learn to be brave. I hope this year is awesome for you!

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  29. You're so right- it takes a lot of bravery and courage to do the things you want/need to do. You've GOT this! :)

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  30. Brave is such a great word!! I too have a serious issue with being afraid to fail! It is something that I am going to try to work on this year as well.

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  31. I love your chosen word. You just inspired me to be brave.

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  32. I love your chosen word. You just inspired me to be brave.

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