04 January 2014
thoughts on the new year
on new year's eve, my mom just said it so perfectly, so matter-of-factly: well, 2014. i think it just sounds a little nicer than 2013, huh? it's got a good ring.
for me, the arrival of a new year typically seems to come & go rather inconsequentially. i scrounge together a list of resolutions. and, with good intentions, i focus on them for a stretch of time. but then i sort of forget about them and life returns to normal again and winter drags on a little longer. but this year there's an uncanny spark in my heart. i've a renewed spirit that creeped in sometime around christmas eve, burning into the new year. this one's going to be special, i think. i feel it as wholly & fully as i feel the tips of my fingers typing this out.
this year, my resolution is simple. i resolve to live with intention, and with grace in all things. i want to make fewer excuses. to cross things off my bucket list. to play my ukelele. to journal. to blog, to photograph, to create with intention. to say yes. to make others feel special. to be the wife i want to be. to be kind, to be gentle, to be true.