Predictions for 2014
Will you do anything differently in 2014? Resolutions? Goals?
Every year, I ask myself these same questions and if I’ve learned anything about myself and goal setting over the years, I never follow through with any goals I set in January. So this year, I have no plans to set any broad goals I know in my heart I will not keep. I always have the best intentions for a new year and go out of my way to do things differently or try new things. I plan on keeping up those intentions. No resolutions for this girl. I do have a few things in my head I’d like to improve on but I’m afraid if I say it out loud, I’ll never follow through with them.
Have you chosen one word for 2014? What is it?
I have chosen a word for this year. Picking a word for 2014 will give this new year a theme. The word I’ve chosen is INSPIRE . This word encompasses many things for me. I want to be inspired and to inspire others in everything I see, discuss, listen to and do and I hope that the word INSPIRE will direct me in the coming year to do more, listen more, learn more and be more.
Any travel plans for the new year?
Hubby and I have talked about going to Hawaii in July once the kids and I are off on summer vacation. Neither one of us has every been to the tropical island so we’re beyond anxious to take a family trip there and explore.
Will you take a course or learn anything new this year?
I have no plans, as of yet, for taking a course but I am interested in possibly learning more about how to go about writing a children’s book. As far back as I can remember, the desire to write books for kids has been strong. Now that I’m a teacher and use literature with children, I know the genre of books I’d like to write but have no idea how I would ever get started on the process. So for me, I think researching and learning more about writing books for kids will be something I explore this year.
What do you look forward to most about this new year?
I look forward to many things. 2013 brought many new and fun friends into my life and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them better. Through this process, I learned the importance of nurturing the relationships with people who want to be in my life rather than fawning over those friends who have no interest or have lost interest to be apart of my life. While last year taught me how to let go of hurt feelings, I’m pretty confident this year will allow me to practice forgiveness with a willing heart and I look forward to it.
What things are you interested in pursuing in 2014?
First and foremost, I have every intention of holding close to me the people who matter most in my life; my family. If my parents taught me anything while growing up it’s that family always comes first. My parents, my sisters, hubby and daughters are all that really matter in my life and I plan on continuing to love and celebrate them.
Last but not least, I want to love myself better in 2014. By loving myself, I mean taking care of myself both emotionally and physically. I need to set aside the unimportant daily routine and take time to nurture my loves, interests and passions for these are the things that bring me happiness. At the same time, what good is keeping my emotions and mind stimulated if I’m not strengthening and maintaining my body? I know that in order to feel good, I need to feed my body with good food and good exercise. While I don’t want to put myself on a set schedule for exercise, I want to find ways to exercise that are fun and allow me to engage with others. What that type of exercise may be, I don’t know but I plan on finding it in 2014.
While these are only a few predictions for 2014, I know that the year will inevitably unravel itself all on it’s own. I am confident it will be a good year for me and my family. Come what may, I will be so ready for it!
What predictions have you made for 2014?