It's no secret I'm ready to say goodbye to 2013 and get on with a new, fresh year. A year that I'm determined to make the best yet. And I don't say that in the cliche way we all usually do when we ring in the new year at midnight on 12/31. I say that with meaning.... with purpose. I'm so ready to accomplish the things I want to, and I want 2014 to be the year I look back on in ten or twenty years and can truly say that's where I took control of my life.
Do you ever pick a 'theme' for your year? Going into 2014 I have such high hopes and so many goals and dreams that I can't help but have a theme. It's simple, it's weird, but it's my pick and I'm sticking to it:
Finish It. FINISH IT. That's my 2014 plan. There are just so many things I feel I start that I never follow through on. Be it my book I'm still writing, be it plans to keep in touch better with friends, be it a home organization project... so many things get left undone. Sure, I claim I'm busy and I definitely am- but who isn't? And let's be real... I still find time to watch Netflix or waste an hour on Pinterest, so I'm pretty sure there are better uses of my time. This year will be the year I FINISH things, and lots of 'em! :)
I asked my sponsors to join in the fun and pick a theme for the new year. I thought it was pretty interesting to see how different everyone's themes were. Check out what they had to say and be sure to leave a comment here with your theme for 2014.
My theme for 2014 is STUNNING. It's one of my favorite words and it refers to more than just physical appearance. I'm not a fan of New Year's resolutions, but basically in 2014 I want to be the best me I can be!
Katie - Clueless with Cash
My motto for 2014 is "I can do this!" Whether it's adjusting to single life or paying off some serious debt, I'll replace doubt with this simple phrase. It turns everything around!
Rachel - Sunshine & Sinatra
My theme: Go in expecting the worst. As INSANE as it sounds, I've learned over the past few months that for me to enjoy things to the fullest , I tell myself it won't be as good as I want it to be hence, low expectations. Low expectations = less pressure and more time to party it up with a large solo cup of happiness.
Jessica - Being Mrs. Beer
I've got a lot of plans for 2014, but they all center around GROWTH. I want to grow in so many areas of my life - as a person, as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, as a sister, as a friend, as a blogger. I'm looking forward to learning a lot about myself and my loved ones, and growing in my relationships and sense of self. Plus, growing the blog, can't hurt, right?
Kayla - Keeping up with K
I've always wanted to participate in Ali Edwards 'One Little Word' tradition but never could narrow my theme or goals for an entire year into just one word. After failing to pick out a word each new year for 3 years I've decided instead to live by this mantra for 2014: 'She turned her can'ts into cans and her dreams into plans'. I've always been a BIG dreamer but its time to take my own advice and start chasing my dreams!