Dec 27, 2013

My Theme for 2014

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!

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!

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?

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!


 What's your theme for the new year???

29 comments:

  1. Great theme! I don't know what mine is, but I definitely would like to finish a few things. I really think in 2014 I want to live simply. That might be mine. I want to care less about stuff and be more open to giving and serving others.

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  2. I love your theme! I know you will kick some serious butt this year and finish it!!! Especially that half marathon :)
    I think my theme will be think positively. The past few months I've been working on this and it's made such a difference!

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  3. I am so ready for 2014! I think one of mine will be to be more present. less technology, for sure!

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  4. FINISH IT! I LOVE THIS! Reminds me of Mortal Kombat though...did you ever used to play that game when you were little? It said "finish him!" my brother made me play it with him all the time....anyhowwww... yes perfect mantra for 2014!

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  5. My word is Patience ... I have so little patience these days. At work, at home with my husband and with my kid - with life in general. patience. I think life would be a lot better if I could find some!

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  6. What a fun idea!!! I think my theme would be something along the lines of "I'm in control" because I always let things bug me or eat me alive, yet don't do anything about them when I KNOW I could. I want to be more in control of my life and my feelings.

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  7. Love all of their answers!! I am SO READY to put 2013 BEHIND ME!

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  8. Great Theme!! I love these :) All very inspiring!

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  9. Love this post and I love your theme! I think I will have to go with "Just Do It". I know Nike said it first, but I think I can use it :) I usually don't take many chances in life and this last year I stepped out of my comfort zone and started my blog...one of the best things ever! I also tried new classes, new foods, etc. "Just Do It" can go for so many things..from telling myself to workout, to getting laundry or dishes done, to taking a chance on a new friendship :) The possibilities are endless and I love it!

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  10. Oh wow, I can really relate to your theme, too!

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  11. I need to FINISH the "guest rooms" and the bonus room in my home that have turned into scary storage rooms! HA!

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  12. I just posted about this today, too :) my word of the year is simplify. too often I make things so complicated for myself and I don't want to do that anymore!

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  13. Great theme! I can certainly relate to that - clearly shown by the puzzle I started months ago and the half-read books on my Nook! I'm excited for what 2014 holds for you and what you can finish :)

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  14. Oh my goodness, this is great. I'm definitely one of those people who will start something strong & then just leave it unfinished. My entire house is filled with examples!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  15. I'm another one that needs to finish things! My theme for this coming year would be 'relax'. I'm a typical 'type a' person. I hate not being in control, I worry about the little things and have to have everything planned. This year I need to let go of all that and learn to relax! Its exhausting trying to control every little aspect of my life!

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  16. My theme is "Get Yo Shit Together!" :)

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  17. I've already picked my theme for the year and have it ready to post on Tuesday. My theme for the coming year is Intention.

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  18. Hmm going to have to think about a theme...hmm.

    PS - You're going to LOVE LOVE LOVE Saving Mr. Banks. Problem now is, anytime they are going to have Walt in a movie, its going to have to be Tom Hanks.

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  19. Yes! So looking forward to 2014. I guess my theme is that I'm OVER 2013. Moving on and not settling!

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  20. I love your theme. I agree with you about being over 2013. My theme for 2014 is better. I am going to create better relationship, better in fitness, just do things better.

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  21. Themes are fun! I agree with you, I gotta finish things, but I think mine is gonna be: Have Fun. Seems like I haven't done that in a while & next year will be all about it.

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  22. Loving the 2014 posts! My theme is healthy and HAPPY!!

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  23. Finish it...love it! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas Erin!!!

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  24. I love this! I'm working on a Tuesday post and thinking about what I want for next year. I have a hard time narrowing it down to one word, so I'm working on a few.

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  25. Finish it. I like it! I think my theme would be to better myself & my life, or in a word, IMPROVE. Because it can apply to everything & there's always room for improvement. :-)
    Gonna have to post about this soon.

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  26. Great theme!
    Mine for 2014 is YES YOU CAN! In an effort to step outside my comfort box.
    Happy New Year!

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  27. love this!!! ours is get rid of debt....and thankfully we are going to be able to pay off a huge chunk from B selling his car!!! such a weight lifted

    Also for me a personal one is be better me and take some more time for myself and not feel guilty about it

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  28. Hmmm...a theme...I guess it would be Keep on Keepin On. So many things changed in 2013 for the positive, I want to keep that great positive energy moving into 2014. Also I'd like to pay off my car with its ridiculous interest. ;)

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  29. I love all of these. My theme is positivity. I wrote a post the other day about how I want to be more positive in everything, and for 2014.

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