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My Word - Change

I apologize in advance for this semi-rambling post. I hope it makes some sort of sense. Even if it doesn't, perhaps you will indulge me just a bit. If you do, I promise to come back tomorrow with a new recipe. Deal?

My friend Lindsay had a wonderful New Year's Day post (she always has some awesomely inspiring posts) and there was this one quote that just jumped off the screen at me:

“Lose the long list of resolutions — all your sweeping promises to change — and do something about one thing this year instead of nothing about everything.”

I really never do a list of resolutions. No goals to run x miles or x races. No plans to finish a degree or certificate. Maybe I feel that's too much pressure? Last year, I tried to make it a point to remember to live more. To enjoy more.

I think I've gotten better about that over the years, especially this past year. Not worrying so much about the things I can't control and remembering to enjoy the little things each day. Even on a crappy day, I can usually find something that made me smile whether it was a hug from Jason, an email or text from a friend or even Maddie curling up in my lap...something to smile about. I just have to remember to stop and think about those little things. They're there. They do add up.

But, I never fully get out of comfort zones. I don't take that leap of blind faith. I fear change plain and simple. Change means uncertainty. But, change can also lead to something new, something better, something happier.

Lindsay had another post where she suggest we pick a word for the year. Forget resolutions, find a word. So perhaps 2013 will be a year of Change for me. I don't know exactly what that means just yet.

I have a few ideas. But I know that things will change regardless of whether I'm ready or not. Some changes you can't control. But others, others you can. So I need to make a plan for that change I have in mind and stop being fearful. Actually doing what I've said I want to do...live more fully. 


Do you have a word for the year?

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  1. I think it's absolutely human nature to be uncomfortable with change. Not many people thrive in an environment of constant change or chaos. But that said, change can be wonderful and liberating, and I hope that's the change you experience in the new year! I'm not sure what my one word would be, but I'll definitely be thinking about it.

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