I took some time off from blogging during the holiday week. I spent a lovely vacation in Washington State with my family and friends. I didn't want the week to end! For many reasons, it was difficult to return to Chicago. I still love this city but, I can't help but wonder what changes will be coming in 2014. My life is always lived with open hands. I don't mind change or an adventure. :)
(Disclaimer: I'm not hinting at anything. Just saying that I'm open to whatever this new year brings!)
Each year I have come up with a word for my year. Here is a quick recap of the year I started this with the word I chose:
2011 - New (The hope was that I would strive to see things in a fresh perspective as often has possible.)
2012 - Still (I wanted to stop and pause. This year was one I needed to make sure I was listening and not forgetting what really matters.)
2013 - Grace (This was a big year for me. And I wanted to have grace for myself AND give it.)
And now... 2014....
The word that has been LOUD in my head is DREAM.
All my previous words were ones that caused me to pause and reflect. I've paused and reflected for three years. Now, I feel like movement is going to happen in so many areas of my life. It's exciting. I feel like God is telling me to dream and to dream BIG. It's exciting and scary all at once.
The past two years I have created a canvas to hang on my wall that showcases my word. Today I'll be working on my DREAM canvas. I'm so excited!
That means I need to get off the computer. :)
So, here's to a fabulous 2014! It seems to be a year filled with lots of optimism by many - at least that is according to everyone's status updates on Facebook and Twitter. Ha!
I'll be back in a couple of days with a post about the new kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! It's a beauty!