My 2014 Word, Plans, & Goals

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R   2014 !

Hey everyone!  Ringing in the new year has come and gone without much "hoopla" from us, except for going out to dinner at one of our faves -- BJ's.  And we did that pretty early, mind ya!  I'm still stunned that "2013" is now in the past.  Except for a few months -- July, August & September -- this year has just flown by!  Is this what happens as you get older?  Please say it isn't so!  Well, I guess it is what it is and now we move on.  Christmas 2013 has been packed away for another year, all the while The Man kept asking "Are you having as much fun taking it down as you did putting it up?' and "Is there any of this "crap" that you want to get rid of?"  Well, "NO and NO!"  Enough said!

During the three days that it took me to dismantle Christmas, I did do a lot of reflecting on my hopes and plans for the new year, and thought a great deal about what my "word for the year" would be.  It takes me awhile to decide on my word, because I truly want it to be a word of value to me.  You can read HERE about how this idea got started for me.  Anyway, I finally decided on my special word as I was vacuuming up the last of the glitter and faux snow.  Drum roll please.......

My 2014 word is S I M P L I F Y!  I think I will need lots of reminders scattered around to keep me on track for this one. 

As for plans and goals, I have quite a few.  

Mine and our (including The Man here) plans include:

Adding easier access storage in different places in our home (some of that has already started-YAY!).
Adding some outdoor lighting in our backyard.
Redoing our entertainment center and fireplace area in the family room.
Removing the carpet and adding hardwood to my craft room.
Finish and post my "House Tour."
Take a couple of the trips that are on our Bucket List.

My personal goals include:

Take better care of myself, both physically and emotionally.
Make gym-time as important as blog-time.
Connect with out-of-the-area friends more often via phone and cards.
Be more generous with my time to those who are the most important in my life.
Begin my "daily journaling" a.g.a.i.n.!

I hope all of you are looking at this brand new year with excitement and joy over what wonders it may have in-store.  I know I am!  I truly love New Year's Day!  For me, it's the day for setting up new calendars with important dates (like my birthday.....lol) and hanging them in strategic places, setting up my new planner, watching some football, calling a few very close family and friends to wish them "Happy New Year," and having a great meal with my "one and only!"

How will you be spending January 1, 2014?

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