Monday, January 6, 2014

A New Year!




















There's something really amazing about a New Year.

It's like it's this refreshing chance to be better than you were the year before.

The night of New Year's Eve, Seth and I sat under the dimly lit ambiance of Cheesecake Factory and he asked me what my personal goals were for 2014.

I thought about it for a minute.

What do I want to do this year?

First and foremost I want to be a better mom, wife, daughter, friend and neighbor.

I want to be more attentive, more patient, more loving, more giving.

I want to continue doing what I love by growing The Togetherness Project.

I want to continue to share my story and encourage other women that they will survive the hardest of trials.

I want to blog more, read more, and write more.

I want to spend my time being less grumpy, less worried, and less stressed.

Oh, there are so many things I want to do!

I want to take care of me a little bit better.

I want to learn to be more efficient and productive with my time.

I want to take better care of my body.

I want to improve my health by being active everyday (even if it's just a walk).

I want to be more organized.

I want to keep a cleaner house.

I want to eat better, and more consistently.

I want to cook more.

But of everything I really want to do, the most important on my list are:

I want to live each day as if it's my last- knowing that I did the very best I could.

I want to live confidently, with hope and love and positivity.

I want to live in the NOW with those I love the very most- my son, my husband, my family, my friends.

I want to be completely and utterly present; not stewing about the past or stressing about the future.

I want to be in-tune because there is no where I'd rather be than where I am right here, right now.

That's what I want to do this year.

So, cheers to a wonderful New Year that will no doubt be full of its hardships! But that's what makes it so rewarding... and that's what makes us better and stronger than before.

Bring it on 2014. I can't wait to take you on!

***What are your goals? Do you have any? Do you stick to them? I have a more detailed list, this is just a general idea :)


2 comments:

  1. 2014 is a year of new beginnings for me. I usually pick a word for the year instead of writing down lists because I tend to remember the word throughout the whole year. Last year, I was struggling with infertility and my husband had gone inactive and so I chose faith. Faith ended up being the perfect 2013 word because I had to rely on that faith when making the hardest decision of my life---to file for divorce. It was scary but faith is what helped me trust and rely on the principles I knew and wanted so badly to follow.

    So this year, I chose bravery. Sometime in the next few months, our divorce will be final. I have so many fears, some of which I included in that first email to you but some that are so private and haunt me daily. I choose to be brave in 2014. I can rise above my challenges because I CAN DO HARD THINGS! :)

    And like you, I have a few smaller but also important goals that I wrote down. Mostly just things I want to do in my daily life.

    I hope 2014 is an amazing year for you and your family.

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    1. I love the idea of choosing a word! Thank you for sharing!

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