Carpenter #OneWord2019




This will be my one word for 2019.  I learned about #oneword2019 on twitter with my PLN, thank you, as it’s a way to challenge you to have a focus word that can give direction and inspiration to your actions and thoughts.  It’s a short time, one year, but coming back to my one word will grow me as I SOAR.


“To soar means more than just to fly; it means to rise swiftly, to feel the wind slipping below you as you ride it higher, higher, higher. Flying is just moving through the air. Soaring, though, suggests exhilaration, even joy.” (


As I have already walked into this year I will focus on SOAR or soaring as I work and live.  Doesn’t mean that I will arrive at perfection (unatainable goal) but will excel in my growth.  I will rise higher than today.

I could have chosen a word like “fly” or “grow” but those things are already happening.  I’m not an expert flier but am off the ground in many areas in my life. I sure hope so as I’m almost 50, but that’s not always a given.  I’m thankful for the full and rich life I have.


I will soar as I grow in three areas this year.  I will soar as I become a better leader.  I will soar as I become a better presenter.  And I will soar as I understand my work/life balance more.  These there areas are part of my Professional Growth Plan that were set in place in December.  


What’s your #oneword2019?  Let us know.


Bryon Carpenter