Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014!

Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014!

All in all, I think 2013 was pretty good. I mean, we all had our health, our sanity, food on our table, and a roof over our heads.

Last year, I chose a word of the year instead of a resolution. Grace was my word, and I’m not sure I can judge whether I fulfilled being full of grace or not, but I like to think I did exhibit more than normal simply because it was always in the back of my mind.

This year, Jason, Henry, and I have chosen our words. I’m sure you can figure out which one each of us chose.

words for 2014


2013 held a lot of firsts and lots of favorite posts (by my standards, not anybody else’s). 

January: I had an emergency on the longest run I had done up to that point. I got stuck in a … 

February: Henry and I had a date at Waffle House.

March: I recapped my February half marathon after I processed it all.

April: I pondered the hardest part of running.

May: May saw us mark one whole decade since our Charlie was born. The words were few. The moments between his birth and that day were many.

June: I gave my husband a car for his birthday. Even though it had already been his once before.

July: Working Mom guilt set in.

August: School started. And with it came homework and tears.

September: My Grannie died. I wrote a piece and spoke at her funeral. It was a good day.

October: I became taken with a DOT worker I passed every morning and wondered what his story was.

November: I finished my second half marathon. Henry had a special experience at Disney. And he ran a race in 8:20.

December: I spent some time remembering Christmases as a child. Part 1 and Part 2 about the Door To Christmas.


2014 stands to be a good one.

There are events on the horizon that will be exciting, challenging, and even exhilarating.

I choose to go into 2014 with these things in mind:

I will use my God-given intuition more. I will try not to second guess my gut feeling because it’s always right. I will try not to read your mind. 

I will be more aware. Of my surroundings, my feelings, my family, my life in general. 

I will run/walk/jog 500 miles this year. Period. 

I will train properly for the Princess Half/Enchanted 10k/Glass Slipper Challenge. 19.3 miles in 2 days is nothing to scoff at. 

I will raise $2000 for the Ronald McDonald House. If you’d like to help me get to that goal, please click here.

I will put on a helluva show with Miranda and the LTYM: Atlanta cast (TBD) around Mother’s Day (date also TBD). 

I will strive to live my life to the fullest, because it’s the only one I get. 

Cheers to the end of 2013 and bigger cheers to the start of 2014!

happy 2014

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  1. ugh, hello? WE MET EACH OTHER!

    Happy New year, can’t wait to hang again
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  2. I smiled remembering your new(old) car gift. So fun.

    Here’s to a great 2014! I love the word you have chosen.
    Tracie recently posted..Wrapping Up 2013My Profile

  3. Here’s to an awese 2014!!!
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