The new year is here! I, for one, am so relieved. 2013 was a year of preparation. Financial planning, meal planning, and working toward deeper relationships with the most important people in my life. It was a very difficult year, in part because everything I did was some form of delayed gratification to reap in 2014, the year I move to Seattle.
I’m looking forward to this move as one of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ll probably do in my life. It has been a while since I really felt the wind of trajectory, and I need that! I’m the type of person who thrives on change, so a new chapter in life is certainly welcome.
I recently posted about digging deep to reveal meaningful goals, but I also think it’s important to help them stick by distilling your resolutions into a word or mantra that you can keep close to your heart when you need perspective.
In 2013, I did a lot of thinking and planning, but I still feel as though I’m standing in the same spot as the year before. 2014 is focused on growth through action. That’s why I have distilled my hopes for the year down to this one word:
When I think about exploring, my heart races with excitement. I am full of optimism about exploring a new city, myself, and the opportunities that are presented as I approach life with an open heart. Giving myself permission to explore gets me off the hamster wheel of comfort, which is a dangerous exercise in your 20s.
As you make your first attempts to enact your resolutions for this shiny, new year, I definitely recommend finding that motivating soundbite to keep the spirit of your intentions alive every day.
Feel free to share your motivational word for 2014 in the comments!