Last year I picked a word to carry me through the year, a word to focus on, a word to help guide me. I chose the word open, basically I am a girl who loves to know the plan and I thought open would help me be more flexible and laid back. Open popped up a lot throughout the year, but I do not feel like it did too much for me. I also kind of let it slip away from me throughout the year, so this year I am going to do things a little differently.
I spent a lot of time thinking of a word to represent 2014, I thought about the changes life will bring and I thought about what I want to accomplish. I thought and thought and thought. Then I saw Ali Edwards post about her choice for this year, and it resonated with me.
My one little word for 2014 is going to be…
Seeing her post this word made me excited, it feels so right. 2014 is going to be the year I thrive in my marriage, my career, my blog, my self-care, my friendships, and everything else. Thriving means being present and being my best self wholly. It does not mean perfection, in Ali’s words it is an “opportunity to continue choosing to let go of things outside of my control and to figure out who that best-me-right-now really is.” I couldn’t have put it in better words myself. I am so so excited for this new year, I can just tell it is going to be a good one.