Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

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?


  1. Of course the highlight of 2013 was your amazing trip with your wonderful sister, right? :)

    I don't really make resolutions per se, but one of the changes I want to make this year is to stop comparing myself to others. Focusing on what I don't have (whether thats materially, relationally, etc.) 's a surefire way for me to be miserable. I want to appreciate the life I have and make improvements for my sake, not trying to please anyone else (but God) or be accepted by anyone else.

  2. Seattle was definitely my highlight. : ) That would be a great goal for me (and probably a lot of people) too. Comparison rarely makes me appreciate what I have- I just make note of where I feel I am lacking.