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...
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.
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.
- - 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...