Well, it’s here–welcome 2014! The last year has been a difficult one for me, and I’m glad to be able to wake up and start a new one–fresh, clean and open to a world full of possibilities. As I did last year, instead of creating a ton of resolutions, wishes and hopes–I’ve chosen one word to define the coming year for me.
This time of year a lot of people will be making their resolutions, goals, lists full of hopes and dreams–me included. But I’m not going to limit myself to New Year’s Resolutions for 2014; I’m going to wake up every morning with something in mind–a place to start my day, a direction to point my intentions, and most especially, an affirmation to stretch myself–physically, mentally, and any other way that will move me to a more positive and productive place!
I want to stretch myself physically–I’ve spent a lot of 2013 sitting; not moving as much as I’d like to. So I’m going to stretch my physical boundaries–more exercise (physical and mental); more travel (local and long distance); and most especially live my life with more healthy choices.
I want to stretch my limitations–I’m going to move out of my comfort zone; expand the boundaries of what I think I’m capable of; and most of all, ignore what others may tell me I can and can’t do. This will be the year that I stretch myself to reach the goals I set for myself AND to reach beyond them to the next plateau, and the next, and the next…..
I want to stretch my time. Maybe that’s doesn’t sound physically possible, but one thing I learned last year was that tomorrow is a long way off; and that you can’t always count on things to work out. Plans and dreams are a great thing to have, but don’t wait until tomorrow to reach for them.
I have a stack of books waiting for me to find the time, a stack of craft activities, letters to answer, friends to meet and new things to try. This is the year I’m going to stretch myself to achieve all of these things and more. Let me know what you’re going to do this year–leave me a comment below and we can hold each other up, and push each other onward.
So in the immortal words of Buzz Lightyear……