There is something so refreshing and hopeful about a new year, isn't there? I am not at all sorry to see 2013 go. It wasn't the worst year of my life, but it wasn't great either. I am hoping 2014 fares much better.
I am not big on making resolutions every year but I do take some time to reflect on the past year and what I hope to gain in the new one. I like the idea of having an overarching idea or theme for the year rather than specific resolutions. Gretchen Rubin tackles a single word to cover her year, and I think that could be great too. I'm still mulling over what I'd like to focus on this year, but the theme of looking for flowers, not roses keeps rolling around in my head. The idea of reaching or stretching (toward a goal, personally, etc.) appeals to me too. Are you making a specific goal or resolution for 2014, or is that a recipe for failure?