In 2014

Hello to you all on this, the 1st evening of 2014!!

I’ve had a mixed bag kind of day. I started it off well with a hearty helping of leftovers from the MASSIVE meal I made, yesterday. But, coinciding as it did with the height of my moody period, I felt kind of blah at times. And that’s cool. It was not, perhaps, the best 1st page to my blank 365 page book… but, that’s life.

I did a lot of thinking about what we (my family and I) talked about over breakfast, yesterday. Our goals, our hopes for time spent together. I’m really so fortunate. I really love my family and I LIKE them, too. I really, really like to spend time with them. I love my job and my coworkers, too. Gratitude was big in December ’13 and I foresee that continuing. I’ve been feeling really good. I made a move towards giving back that I hope will become an important part of my life. I’ve been dancing around with my kids, at home, building my confidence to take a class. Gratitude and confidence. Progress. I want to spend more time connecting with my amazing friends and share some of those special times with my oldest child, who at nearly 13, needs as much exposure to mature, talented, unique woman as possible to combat what the media feeds her.

I don’t want to fill this space with a lot of words. And make lists that mean nothing. You all know my stance on resolutions and other grand New Year declarations. I won’t do ‘em.

I just want to feel good and do good and go to good places with good people. And make good things and make good times with the people I love and the people I will meet.

It all comes down to actions.

That’s all.

Happy New Year

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11 thoughts on “In 2014

  1. What you said about role models for your teenager so resonates with me, you just expressed it much more clearly than I could have done. My oldest is 15 this year and I really worry about the world the media create for young people, girls especially, but boys too. So here’s to a year of expanding our girls’ horizons!

    • It’s so hard!! You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but there are some things they have to experience. And that’s tough to deal with! We’ve (I talk to my husband about this, a lot) come to the conclusion that they sometimes need distance from the person setting the example. So, I want to put her in the company of as many strong women as possible.

      Good luck to us both!! And to all those raising women.

  2. Like I said on IG, I think your memories and savings jars are such a great idea. Here’s to an excellent 2014 for your and your faily, and a book filled with page after page of a life lived well. Oh, and by the way, you look way to young to have a 13 year old!

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