Monday, January 6, 2014

The one where I begin...

I have to say...this first post of the year kinda freaked me out. It was like where do I start? I'm very aware that the new year does in fact bring a fresh new air and also know that the reality is that I don't get to wake up on January 1 with a whole new life or set of life circumstances just because the last number on the calendar is now different. I see both the beauty of the future and the reality of where life currently is....overall I am very excited though, excited about the new air that 2014 is blowing on me....I do not expect this year to not bring it's own set of challenges and hurdles, and I also don't expect it to not bring a great new platform for me to build upon. This makes me excited!

I chose to share this quick message with you January 1. It was the best way to let you know the way I'm tying to walk into to 2014...carrying the least amount of baggage as possible from the previous year. Again, I'm not expecting perfection or a magic wand in getting this to happen...but I do know that I've been more conscious of my thoughts since the new year and have said to myself already numerous times....let it go girl, let it go. It is time, time for new.

Currently I'm still reveling in how alive I feel at this particular time! That is largely because in just a short period of time I've had the opportunity to check some things off that dream list that I unconsciously slipped away some time ago. Towards the end of the year I felt compelled to pull it back out, examine it, build on it and go for these things! This time in my life is go time, do time...and little thing by little thing...I'm doing them. IT'S AMAZING! Really, like it's super cool! 2013 was a growing up year for me. At 31 years old I learned I could take care of myself and that I was perfectly capable of making anything I want to happen, happen. It's an amazing feeling to see the reality of this truth!
{shameless selfies at the Tournament Of Roses Parade}
You might have read here a few of my holiday dreams, one which included seeing the floats that make up the Tournament Of Roses Parade. A part of every new years morning growing up always included turning this parade on TV and watching, wondering what these amazing floats would look like in reality. I live about 3 hours away from this parade yet had somehow never been able to make my way down to see this parade...until this year! Yes the floats were as amazing as I hoped they would be, the friends I went with were awesome, but the best part was....that I was actually doing something I had always wanted to do! After all this time, I got it done!

Like many of you I also took time to think on and write some things down concerning 2014. Some of my thoughts, plans and goals are concrete, definite and have what I feel are well executed plans of attack. Others are more vague, things I plan to keep close with God, and allow him to work with me on...to have him show me the path and road to getting me where he wants me to go. I feel like the combination between clearly defining some things and also leaving room for God, trial and grace is going to work well for me this year and be very progressive.

Let me end with one final word, and that is in regard to you, and what you've brought to me in this last year. You all have been a steady stream of encouragement, laughter, and re-assurance for me. Blogging, and what you as a community have given to me has helped me to move through the toughest time in my life so far, and for that I will always be thankful!

#letsgo

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8 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

Blogging is awesome! I'm excited for a great year for us both!

Leah said...

so excited for you and this year. i know crazy good things will come of it, mostly because of what God is doing in you. #letsgo 2014 is right!

Regina Erickson said...

Glad you're moving forward into the new year. It's exciting that you're walking into it but it would've been impressed if you crawled into it too. Just glad you're still blogging and taking steps toward the light. Happy 2014!!!

Leanne Redding said...

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Susannah said...

Yay!!!! I'm so excited to see what this year has in store for you!

la petite lulu said...

Happy new year lovely mama! The roses parade sounds like fun, glad you were able to cross something off your to-see list! Hope 2014 is a truly awesome year for you & your boy, you're doing a great job :)