I'm a worrier. An over-thinker. Prone to anxiety.
I get anxious when I meet new people, when I drive places I've never been before.
I get cold, sweaty, shaky, and sick to my stomach.
So you can see why I chose brave as my word of the year for 2014. I can focus on that one word and it feels like I'm chanting "you can do this" over and over to myself.
Yesterday I had a chance to put my word to good use. I drove somewhere I'd never been before (and my GPS tried to mislead me, but I out-smarted her) to work with people I don't know very well, doing something I'd never done before.
It went better than I could've hoped. I definitely chose the right word for me right now. And to remind myself of the importance of this one word: