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Change for 2014

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It has taken me a few days to figure out what my one word for 2014 should be. I also had a difficult time figuring out what I wanted out of 2014. I have plans for 2014, you know, the usual ones… get in better shape, eat healthier, organize my house, and my life, etc, etc. But those are boring and I wanted to do something more. As I was thinking and searching for a new year resolution, I kept coming across a quote. It just kept popping up, where ever I looked. It is from this quote that I was able to figure out what my word for 2014 would be.

“For what it’s worth… it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


I believe it is time for things in my life to change. Even though 2013 had been a wonderful year, it had also been a year of hurts. It is time to let those hurts go and move on with my life. Time to meet new people and make new friends. In order to do that, it is time for me to let go of self-doubts and my timidness (something I have been working on my whole life!). I am ready to meet new people who challenge me, who support me and who encourage me.

I also believe it is time for me to get out of my rut and go out and discover. Even just small things, like trying out a new restaurant instead of going to the same one over and over again. Or trying out a new outfit, or a new recipe, or hiking somewhere new. Just get out of the norm of my everyday life. I want to make everyday an adventure… small adventures, but something new and exciting.

I don’t know how realistic my resolution is this year, but it is something that I want to strive for everyday.

It is my wish for everyone to discover, progress, and enjoy your life everyday of 2014 and every year after.

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