Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Word for 2012: Create

My family lives and works in New Jersey {right by the shore} while my husband, son, and I live in Indiana. 
639 miles is a long way from family and a very, very long way from the beach! My cousin Kim posted this on her Facebook page and it is very fitting for this, the first day of a brand new year. 

Good-bye 2011 and hello 2012. 

While looking at the picture and thinking about the yearly "choose a word for the year" project, I am struck by the word: Create.

There are so many opportunities waiting to be created in 2012: a new outlook, a new friend, a new chance, a new perception, a new goal, new memories, new stories, new beginnings.

I resolve to make 2012 a year of creation. 

George Bernard Shaw put it best when he said, "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

For more information about the Pick a Word activity visit Fairy Dust Teaching or do a google or bing search for Christine Kane. 


  1. I hope that you have a year filled with all kinds of creations. Create! I love it. I waiting for my word to come to me. :-)

    First Grade Delight

  2. Love the Shaw quote. Happy creating! I'm your newest follower! I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out over on my blog. :)
    ♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

  3. Congrats on the document camera! I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger award, although I see that I'm not the first. Congrats!

  4. Great word, I love being creative it's the best part of teaching! Glad I found your blog, I'm your newest follower!!

  5. I love to create! What a good word choice. I'm a new follower and I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! You can come by my page to claim your award. Thanks for a great blog!

  6. With the help of Pinterest, I think CREATE is a great word for 2012 :) Great start to your blog :)

    Lisa :) (new follower)
    Made in the Shade in Second Grade

  7. I wanted to let you know that I have given you the Liebster Award! Pop on over to my blog to recieve your award. Congrats!