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.

16 comments:

  1. I want these things too! Cheers to a magical new year.

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  2. Beautiful!

    Such a wonderful way to approach the new year.

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  3. This is just perfect. Happy New Year!

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  4. what a lush resolution! I'm gonna take a leaf out of your book and do the same! Hope you had a fab Christmas and New Year hun :)


    Hannah xx

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  5. Your mom definitely said it perfectly. & your resolution is so great. I think everyone could do to add that to their lives. Love your flower crown!

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  6. we have similar resolutions :) you're a beauty!
    -Diana
    YeesdearBlog

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  7. I love this! simplicity is the best

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  8. i love this sentiment. thank you.

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  9. ah, yes. I think you've got it right. I tend to shy away from resolutions and instead focus on a word (like many bloggers do). I want to "focus" this year. to not be bouncing around on every surface and wall and doormat. I want to be more aware and mindful of how I spend my time and with whom I spent it with. thanks for your words. and I would have to agree with your mom. 2014 just sounds good.

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  10. what a beautiful new years resolution :) Happy 2014!

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  11. I love how you edited these photos! So pretty :)

    xo
    Amy
    http://artoftheheartblog.blogspot.com

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  12. I hope you get to do and get to be all those things this new year. happy 2014 to you! I agree that it is a special one.

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