#SOL19: Celebrating

Celebrate has been one of my favorite #OLW as it lives in so many personal and professional aspects of my life. As #SOL19 closes out and my #OLW is close but not yet present, it’s a perfect time to revisit!

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During the Holidays . . .

Travel by car:  Celebrating 66666 on my odometer.  Love patterns and this one marked my return trip home from holiday travel.

Traveling by plane:  Celebrating the kind gentleman with his “Lady, can I help you with your bag?” as I waited for more passengers to disembark before going back two rows to the overhead compartment for my carry on bag.

Time with family members:  Listening to the stories from daily lives.  What matters today?  Coloring, building with legos, and playing dinosaurs!

During the Year . . . 

  • Birthdays, Weddings, Funerals, and More . . .
  • Collaborating with Friends and Continuing to Learn
  • Reading and Learning
  • Writing and Publishing
  • Presenting with groups at #ILA19 and #NCTE19

What are you celebrating?

How well did your #OLW serve you in 2019?




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11 responses

  1. Celebrate is a great word for an optimistic person like yourself! I loved my 2019 word, also- 2020, I am almost ready for you!

    1. Erika,
      I loved your “intentional” as I followed your adventures in life and learning. Looking forward to 2020 and seeing you somewhere!

  2. I love this word for the year, Fran! My 2019 was intentional, and I loved it. Yay for 2020!

    1. Katelynn,
      I love intentional. It was on my list until I cut to my final three. Yay for 2020!

  3. Fran, I loved reading how your word touched all the parts of your life! Your word is so upbeat and it seemed to keep you upbeat all year long! Congrats!!
    Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing you in this virtual space and hopefully at a conference, reunion Sat. or institute!

    1. Sally,
      I love the energy we create in twitter and in our blogs. Can’t wait to see where all we meet IRL this year!

  4. I love the big and small celebrations you shared here, Fran.

    Today, I’m celebrating Isabelle who is nearing her birthday.

    Happy new year to you!

    1. Stacey,
      All celebrations matter. Happy New Year!

  5. I’m so happy I’m a part of your traveling and learning. It was so nice to see you at NCTE, and I look forward to much more learning and fun in 2020. Happy New Year!

  6. So many things to celebrate in 2019, Fran. May the celebrations continue for you throughout 2020.

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