My 2014 Resolution

I can’t begin to express how much I’m looking forward to 2014 (tomorrow).

While I’m trying really, really hard not to meticulously plan it all out – because that never really works, does it? – I’m anticipating happy times.

2013 was a year of change for us, with many highs and lows, and overall I’m proud of myself for refusing to settle. But I have some high expectations for myself  next year, and so I knew I needed to dig deep when picking a word for 2014.

Drumroll, please….

INTENTION

I have this beautiful vision of what I want my life to look like, and I believe that consciously making choices is the way to get there…even if the “there” changes every now and then.

There are several resources available that address this very concept, a few of which I’ve listed below:

Jess Lively – Designing a Life with Intention

Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

To me, it’s all about knowing why I’m making the choices that I am.

Am I doing something just because I think should be, because someone else is doing it or because it’s moving me towards the life I envision for myself?

And my goal is that my answer would continually be the latter. So I’ll keep you posted.

Happy New Year’s Eve!

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2013 in a Nutshell

Listen, I’m all for change. In fact, I LOVE change. It might even be an addiction of mine. But this year, I’ve had quite enough change, thank you very much.
It all started with a little (BIG) move to Colorado. This also came with living off of just my income. Then Cory got his first sales job (that he absolutely hated). In the spring I launched a little freelance business, which caused quite the (unexpected) commotion. Okay. Then Cory got a better sales job (that he really likes). And then I decided to leave the job that we had moved to Colorado for, because I accepted another one. And then that other one didn’t turn out to be all that it was cracked up to be, so I left that job too. Back to one income.
Thankfully, this crazy year of change has a good ending. I literally stumbled into a job that I love. A job that I had been hoping for since college. A job that I had almost forgotten about/given up on because of one thing or another.
Oh, and then we moved again (to another apartment). 
Whew. So that was 2013 for me. 
I wish my accountant good luck.

As for me, I feel like I can finally breathe. And I’m ready for 2014. In which we plan to make very few life changes. 

Can I get an Amen?

Opps, I Did It Again

I’ve been MIA for over a month. I have good reasons this time though, I promise!
First and foremost, my stay-at-home dog momming days came to an abrupt end, less than three weeks after they started. More on that in another blog, but the point is – I’m a happy, working woman again!
Second, we’ve been on an intense apartment search that ended with a move last weekend in WAY below freezing temps.
Last and certainly not least, we went home for the holidays.

So I wanted to post a quick update to let you know that I’m alive and doing well, just extremely busy, and plan to return to regular blogging very shortly.