my word of the year, 2014

Happy 2014!!  my goals for the year – - don’t let my van gas tank dip below 1/2 full (I often run on 0 miles til empty – must stop that!), make blog books from my family blog (I’ve never done this – it will probably cost thousands of dollars….), embrace change…

It seems like all of blogworld jumps on the bandwagon in picking a word for the year.  I never have – nothing ever stuck out, and I lose focus pretty easily, so why pick a word that I will probably not think about much anyway.    BUT, I was thinking how I never had a word-of-the-year, and what would I pick if I did, and bam – it hit me.  I actually have a word for this year…

And it’s actually something I really need to focus on and embrace.  So there ya go – my word of the year – CHANGE – who knew I’d have one.  Ch-ch-ch-changes….

This coming year will bring lots of significant changes for my family and I – and even this blog.  They’re exciting, but guess what – I don’t like change!

I feel like we’re at a pretty great place in life – I’m settling in.  As the kids get older, life gets easier.  With younger kiddos it’s day-to-day survival mode in motherhood, but I’m bridging over to school-age kid mode, and it’s really fun (I’m here to tell you young moms – it’ll get easier!  trust me!).  Still crazy and there are days of survival, but it’s different.  Settling in to life.  So I like it right now – and change is unknown. and uncomfortable.  I don’t like the unknown!  Trying new things and new experiences – I’m always leery.

So my focus for the year is going to be to try to not be afraid of change.  I know that change is the way to fun new things and personal growth and family growth, so I will really try to embrace change!

As you can tell, there are a million awesome quotes out there about change!

What changes are in store?  There are some I will fill you in on a little later, and some I’m sure I don’t know about that will come throughout the year.  A recent one, although I’ll count it for 2014, is that Trevor just took a new job with a new company.  He liked his old job and old company, but this opportunity came up and it was a great opportunity so he went for it.  He’s excited about it and I know he’ll do great.  But this is a perfect example of change being hard – switching jobs always seems like a risk to me (my dad worked at the same place, since he was 18 years old til now – I thought that’s what people did), but I know it’s a great opportunity with great potential so I’m embracing the change.  He’s been working there for about a week.  That’s why I’m putting the new job in the 2014 category.

Blog changes
 - – yes, I’m still on Blogger, and yes, I plan to stay (again, remember, I’m afraid of change – I like the known, and I like blogger!) – but I do think it’s time for a layout redesign and refresh.  That’ll be coming soon.  I know lots of you are like me and don’t like when blogs change, so stick with me, it’ll be great.
- – I feel like my presence has been lacking a little on the blog – I don’t feel personality coming through on it as much I used to.  So I want to change back – maybe less posts (when I hit 4 a day, I know I’ve gone overboard!)?  posts with more personal stories woven in? more videos? I’m up for ideas on this one – let me know what you’d love to see.
- – I miss blog interaction with readers, so I want to be able to have more of that.

Happy 2014 to everyone!!  And a bunch more change quotes…

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Comments

  1. says

    I dislike change as well, Mandy! I know that sometimes it’s best to just step out and do it, though. I’m looking forward to your posts this year. Thanks for the great quotes!

  2. says

    I am excited to see how your blog evolves Mandy! I agree with the PPs that change can be scary, but it is usually the scariest risks that offer the biggest rewards. Looking forward to your inspiration in 2014!

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