Monday, December 29, 2014

My 2014 in Six Words

A six word blog, not exactly, but I will some up my 2014 in six words. All roads seem to lead me back to NPR and it should be no surprise that this blog was inspired by National Public Radio (NPR). It plays such an integral role as one of my main sources for news, media and stories that keep me informed and entertained.

Shout out to my mom for turning me on to my local NPR station, WNPR. While there are a number of shows that I love to listen, here's my short list. They include All Things Considered, Car Talk, Fresh Air, Radio Lab, Latino USA, and local programs like Where We Live, and The Colin McEnroe Show, but this blog is inspired by journalist Michelle Norris' project Welcome to The Race Card Project.

The project asks individuals to sum up their feelings about race in six words. People from all across our nation have taken up the challenge and shared their candid feelings about race in America. Listening to others share their personal feelings about race was a bit of car therapy. It made me uncomfortable. I cried. I empathized. I saw race from multiple perspectives. What a great exercise. I'm going to to steal this.

Sharing my views in 140 character or less on Twitter took some getting used to. Wrapping up my year in only six would be a challenge, but one that I welcomed. I spent the last couple of weeks pondering the words I would select. There's been so much that has influenced and impacted my life in 2014. I've experienced a roller coaster of emotions and have been saddened and moved by the actions of people. With three days to go before we say bye to 2014, here are my six words.

Addiction, Dismay, Opportunity, Own Your Life

It feels good to be in a positive place as I reflect on 2014. I consider myself blessed. I continue to learn and grow. I'm surrounded by people who love and care for me. I have missed the mark on some of my goals in 2014, but am ready to seek out new opportunities that will continue to help shape me for the better in 2015. Bring it on!

How would you wrap up your 2014 in six words?


Patty said...

As always, you are a delight! I also, love to listen to NPR! Blessings to you..... in the New Year!!!!

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