Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Truth Or Dare In The New Year

Truth?  Dare?  Which did you most often take as a kid?  I took the dare more often.  I liked being dared to do harmless, albeit stupid things--ringing a neighbor's doorbell, eating a bug, cartwheeling down the street.

As I got older I think I dared less.  I weighed the risks more.  I worried about the what ifs.  I chose safe.  But, this is the year I am looking to change that trend.  

I have never chosen a word for the year before--I know many bloggers have.  This year I am. This year my word is DARE.
Dare one little word inspiration

dare  de(ə)r/ verb
  1. 1.
    have the courage to do something. 
    "a story he dare not write down"
    synonyms:be brave enough, have the courage; 
  2. 2.
    defy or challenge (someone) to do something. 
    "she was daring him to disagree"
  1.  1.
     noun--a challenge, esp. to prove courage. 
    "athletes who eat ground glass on a dare"

DARE myself to be the woman God created me to be.

DARE to dream.

DARE to fly.

DARE to fail.

DARE myself to try new foods, new adventures. 

DARE to think out of the box.

DARE to get out of bed 30 minutes earlier.

DARE myself to trust my inner voice.
Dare one little word inspiration
So many wonderful things to DARE myself to do.  I have written my word, DARE in several places so I see it, sit with it, am spurred on by it.  I painted this shelf sitter sign to remind me to DARE daily.
Dare one little word inspiration
What about you?  Have you picked a word for the year?  I want to hear it  or share something that you are going to DARE to do this year!  Happy New Year!!


  1. Great work Becky! I didn't do a word this year... if anything I'm bringing back my 2012 word--YES. I want to say yes to new challenges, new adventures etc.

    wishing you a great 2014 with lots of success with your word dare!!!


  2. Great word. I have multiple words, but, if I had to choose, it would be determination. Happy New Year!

  3. Thanks for sharing your word, your challenge really! I love this idea of having a word to "live" by for the whole year! I wonder what my word would be... hmmm.

  4. Thanks for sharing your word, your challenge really! I love this idea of having a word to "live" by for the whole year! I wonder what my word would be... hmmm.

  5. DARE is a very daring word isn't it? I haven't chosen a word but I have many sentences! Oh well.
    Thanks for the party today and . . . YAY . . . I'm glad you'll be back each week.
    Blessings in the new year,

  6. I've never chosen a word for the new year before but I am going to adopt your word Becky and use DARE too. I'm starting a new career this year and this idea fits right in - thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Hi there! I've been following blogs for several years now, lurking in the shadows and soaking up the inspiration. I have a small handful of favorites I view regularly. Yours is one of them. This is my first comment! This posted has DARED me to come out of the shadows and THANK YOU for your inspiration,your incouragement, your uplifting! Omg! I could really go on and on! Two years ago my family and I experienced a life altering tragedy so blogging and gals like you have been my salvation my therapy my emotional support, you really have helped me! So I wishing for you all the good things life holds! Thanks Becky for being here!!

  8. I've never chosen a word for the year either but since reading this the other day Ive been racking my brain trying to think of the right word & the one I think covers my goals for 2014 best is I just did here! Happy 2014!

  9. thats a good one! I love it when they take on several areas for us. I am torn between 'balance' & 'forward' right now..


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