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.
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.
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.