2014 - Life. Edited.
That's my word for 2014.
I shifted from traditional New Year's resolutions a few years ago so, rather than create a list of things I want to change or try, I've chosen a word to help focus my goals for 2014. The improvements I want to make in my life all seem to revolve around that word - edit.
2013 has been an amazing year but it has had its ups and downs. I've edited my relationships with people - (whether permanent of temporarily) removing some I thought would be in my life forever, adjusting titles I passed out to others undeservingly and retreating to those who have always loved me for me, my family and my chosen family (friends).
I don't want to repeat mistakes… to relive self-inflicted pain… to set MYSELF up for failure.
In 2014, I want to live an EDITED life.
What does that mean to a busy, do-the-most, over-the-top chick with a personality like mine?
It means that I am not going to absorb the stress of others unnecessarily, I'm not going to hyper-extend myself unnecessarily, I am going to learn that it's ok to say no… sometimes. I won't be embarrassed to find a sitter in the name of time with my husband. As a family, we'll do less in an effort to be more (for and to each other).
I'll edit my thoughts to focus on what really matters.
I'll continue to be a friend who seeks to find the best in those around me and I'll edit my circle of friends to surround myself with like-minded people.
Most importantly, I'll edit my schedule to make more time for my faith - bible study, devotionals and improved worship.
2013 was a great year but I can't blink my eye to the mountains I faced. I am not the same person. I have changed and, in 2014, I will continue to edit myself with the hopes of becoming the best me yet.
What's your word for 2014?