Happy 2014 everyone. As you may have noticed, I took a little break from this blog at the end of 2013. It wasn’t planned, but I think it was needed. As I had mentioned before, the October/November/December months are pretty crazy at the Byrd house and I really wanted to focus on enjoying all aspects of this birthday/anniversary/holiday season since it is our last as a two-some!
Like most people seem to do, I spend a lot of time self-reflecting at the end of each year — What did I do right? What did I do wrong? How do I want to improve myself? I’m usually very internal with these thoughts and I tend to make general mental notes to myself rather than hard resolutions.
But this year is a little different. 2014 is going to one of the biggest years ever for me, so it seems fitting that I would try something new to get myself ready.
I saw this workbook posted on Joelle’s Facebook page knew it was going to be exactly what I needed to get my year off to a great start. I printed it off and spent some time with it as I waited to go to dinner on NYE. The workbook took me through this last year and provided a lot of space for reflection. Getting these thoughts out of my head and onto the paper was a great way for me to clearly see what I wanted to work on for 2014.
Towards the end of the workbook, you are prompted to choose a word of the year – something that will guide and inspire you throughout 2014.
My word of the year is devote. When thinking about things I wanted to work on for this year, I had something in mind for almost every part of my life – my marriage, family, work, home. Overall, I want to find the perfect balance that I crave. And without going into too much detail about all the things I want to work on here, I’ll say that the word “devote” fits my goals perfectly.
So, cheers to the new year! I wish nothing but great things on all of you and your families in 2014.