Happy New Year!
I hope your holiday season was filled with light, warmth and peace.
Ours was. It was also filled with
and wishes fulfilled.
Oh, and lots of happy family time.
I am sad to see Christmas go this year; still haven't taken down the tree and decorations. But I am excited for this new year, excited to see what 2013 holds for us.
I have decided to take on a word for the year. A word to inspire me and push me, a word to live within me for the next 365 days. I'm hoping that it will bring about change in my life, force me to look inward, to examine, to reach deeper (after all, I am about to enter the final year of my thirties).
My word for this year is do.
It's a short little word, but in just three days, I am already discovering its power. My word is getting me moving, it's forced me into action, and it's brought me to write this first post of 2013.
So often, I have good thoughts, the best of intentions, and sometimes even bright ideas. But most of the time they stay in my head. I don't act on them, sometimes out of lack of time, but usually out of fear. This year will be different. This year I will do. 2013 will be all about taking action.
I will be documenting my year-long journey on Instagram #do2013, in my Creative Chaos binder, and occasionally here on the blog.
Here's what I wrote on January 1st to help me clarify my word:
Now is the time for action. If not now, then when? There's no better time than the present. Life's not getting any longer, and I'm not getting any younger. Stop thinking and start doing, stop planning and just begin, stop dreaming and make it happen. Do more of what I love, more of what makes me happy. Do what's best for me and my family. End the fear, the what-ifs, the I-can'ts. Shout out the voices of negativity, the ones that say, "you're not good enough," "you'll never make it." Scream back at them, "I can! I will! Now watch me do it!"
So, how about you? What do you want to get out of 2013?