Thursday, December 29, 2011

Word for 2012

My word for 2012 is.... Transcend

tran·scend

transitive verb
 
a : to rise above or go beyond the limits of
b : to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of : overcome
 c : to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence)
 
 
Like many of you, my doctor told me the "average" loss with the band is 50% of excess weight. I plan to will transcend that average loss. I know that I am not average and I can exceed that average loss.
 
This May I am supposed will graduate with my Ed.S. An Ed.S is the degree in between a Master's and a Doctorate. When I was in high school my guidance counselor told me not to worry about taking the ACT because I wasn't college material. In fact, she told told me I should just try to get a GED and stay home and raise my baby (yes, I was a teenage mother...at age 15). I didn't go to college right out of high school because she had me convinced that I wasn't smart enough to make it through college. A few years later my mother believed in me enough to push me to go. I am so glad she did. I am so glad I didn't stop with just my Bachelor's degree. My accomplishments have completely transcended my own expectations of myself. Btw...I have also maintained a 4.00 all the way through my Master's and Ed.S.
 
Yes, this is going to be the year that I transcend the expectations of that guidance counselor, my doctor, and even myself :)

12 comments:

Sarah said...

What a fantastic word. Sounds like you have already transcended in many areas.

Cat said...

Great word! Excellent way to think about it too!

Dawnya said...

That is an awesome word!!! You can and you will transcend!! I look forward to celebrating in your success.

A.J. said...

You will transcend so much more than just pounds in this journey ---- just you watch!!!!!

Robyn's Nest said...

I agree- that is a great word. And it sounds like you are already living it.

Sam said...

I think you have already transcended in your life and it is the perfect word for the new year :o) congrats on everything you have achieved and everything you will achieve this year!!

jennxaz said...

awesome word!

Melissa Wolf said...

I don't even know you (in person) and yet I am truly proud of you! You are really an amazing person. I think "transcend" is the perfect word for the year ahead...and for your life in general. The sky's the limit, girlfriend!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Eat that guidance counselor. You are SO much more than all of that. LOVE the word.

Lisa said...

This post made me very emotional. Hurtful words can impact a kid so much. Sometimes the kids take those words to prove otherwise and some aren't as strong and become the words because they think the adult figure was correct. Lucky for you and your mom pushing and believing in you, you have done amazing things in your life.
I think TRANSCEND is a perfect and beautiful word which you so eloquently painted in that verbal picture!!

Andrea said...

Oohh...good one! Love it!

Ronnie said...

What a biatch! I'm glad you didn't take her "advice" to heart!

Love the word. :)