Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Resolution

I'm not usually the type to make resolutions for the New Year. In fact, I think I have only ever made them one time. I posted them onto my blog and then never looked at that post again. 
Typical me.

But this year, or new year I should say, feels different. Something from deep inside is screaming at me..."CHANGE!". 

2013 wasn't the easiest year for me, and honestly, I don't really know why. If I could put my finger on it, I would guess it was all about my attitude. 2013 brought me many more blessings than it did hardships, and I know that there will be years that are much more difficult in the future.  Nonetheless, 2013 has been filed in my head as a difficult year.

I want 2014 to be different. I want to be different.
That voice inside that is screaming "CHANGE" is finally loud enough and I want to listen to it. I'm not sure what all change will mean for me. I'm not predicting that I will become a nun and move to Africa or anything. {Do nuns even live in Africa?} I just want to be a happier, healthier person. I want to be interesting, to myself. I want to try new things and be adventurous this year. 
I want to live for myself.

I haven't decided yet if I want to sit down and do a classic "this is what I want to change/do" list, or if I just want to live my life with the theme of being adventurous, happy, healthy, and living for myself. I'm such a list person, but as of right now I don't even know what I would put on it, I just know I want to be different.

Do you make New Year's Resolution's?  If so, do you write out a list or just come up with a "theme"?

On a different note: I hope you all had a great Christmas, I can't wait to catch up on your posts! I'll be writing mine as soon as I get all of my pictures together. We had a great time with family that went by way too fast!


  1. Glad you had a nice Christmas!! Change won't happen until it truly is calling your name so hopefully 2014 will be the year that you are able to make it happen. Whatever it is that you want. I'm starting to wonder about myself because I don't have a bucket list and apparently I have no goals either! I have only one thing that I resolve to do and it's something I've been continually working on so I guess I don't feel the need to put it on a list. Especially if it's going to be the only thing!!

  2. I did a list of things I hope for in 2014! I find it's easier to look at things you hope to accomplish; it's like they're more attainable that way!

  3. I absolutely love this. Change for the better! Wishing you the best in 2014!

  4. Change... What a great word for the year! I can't wait to see where that word takes you this year! :-)

  5. Nothing changes until you change it, happy to hear that you're taking charge, the first step isn't always the hardest but it's the most important one :)

  6. I use to write up resolutions each year too but within a few months it was all forgotten so i have stopped doing it. i tried to think of goals that i want to accomplish within a year and that makes me feel like something to work towards.

    But I know exactly what you mean and relate so much to this post.

    I hope that 2014 brings you the change that you want. Happy New Year!