New Year 2014

Happy New Year!! I remember a time when I couldn't even begin to fathom 2014. When I thought I would never be this old or that 2014 was some too distant thing I didn't need to think about. Now, here it is and I am thinking about it, and I'm hopeful that it will be an amazing year.

All things considered, 2013 wasn't a bad year. I got a job that I love, working as an adjunct instructor. After almost 15 years of pain, I finally met my threshold and had my wisdom teeth taken out--and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I had the opportunity to go to California not once, but twice, and was able to spend my 35th birthday with my family. I've lost 20 lbs in the last four months. Matt started graduate school and has done really well. He also got a promotion at the beginning of December. It was a good year.

Now, looking forward, I'm hoping for one that's equally so, if not better. This year will change a lot of things for me. I go back to work on January 14th. Then, within the first few months of the year I should find out whether a leap I took will pan out. If yes, then I have to decide whether to take it. If no, then a door is closed to me and I don't have to think about it anymore. Matt will graduate in December with his MS in Management and Leadership. He's hoping to move up at the company he's been working for for the last two years, and I hope he does too, because he likes the company he works for. My fingers are crossed for him. No matter what happens this year, 2014 will change our lives in some major ways.

With that in mind, my 2014 New Year's Resolution is to take chances when they present themselves, even when I'm afraid, to try to dwell less on things that I cannot control, and to accept the possibility that when things don't work out it could be a blessing in disguise.

Happy New Year. I hope yours is filled with every possible blessing!

6 comments

  1. I like your resolution a lot. It is both realistic and nuanced.

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  2. What leap did you take? Did I miss something, or are you deliberately being vague? :-)

    I love your resolution.

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  3. LOL, Shannon. You haven't missed anything, I've deliberately not said.

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  4. I LOVE your resolution so much. You might want to slap a copyright on that baby because I totally want to steal it.

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