Hello 2014! I am pleased to make your acquaintance and I’m looking forward to a great year. 2013 has come and gone and to be quite honest, I’m not sad to see it go. While it wasn’t a terrible year by any stretch of the imagination, it also wasn’t a great year.
It was a bit meh. For much of the year, I felt like I was sitting on the sidelines, watching life whiz by me. I had a laundry list of things I wanted to accomplish, dreams I wanted to work towards, but I lacked the motivation or even a sense of urgency to do anything.
So I sat.
The world kept going. Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. And still I sat.
Well, I’m done sitting!
I am Tanya—Hear Me Roar (or MEOW!)
All I have to show for 2013 is a slightly wider butt, so I’m ready to get up and move forward. Rejoin life and work towards achieving some of my goals.
I also know that I said I was going to do that last year. Several times, in fact. And I admit I kept sitting.
So why will this year be different?
I am motivated and mentally in a better place. More importantly, I don’t want to look back next year and see a lost year. Nope. I want to look back with pride at what a great year it was and all the things that I accomplished.
So in this space, I will be keeping you posted on my goals and my progress. My first goal is to take better care of myself through eating better and moving my body (the word exercise makes me breakout in hives, so that word is persona non grata at Eat Laugh Purr!) I’ll be sharing more on what that looks like next Wednesday.
2014 is the Year of Courage
Lots of people choose a word to focus on throughout the year. I considered many powerful words, such as: gratitude, love, kindness, trust, faith and joy. These are all words that I want to embody every day but my focus word is COURAGE.
I don’t consider myself cowardly; I have done many brave things in my life. But I have also let fear sink it’s razor sharp claws in me. Seeing life through a fearful lens is a sad way to live. It creeps into every aspect of your life and you begin to doubt yourself and your abilities. You lose faith. You stop trying.
I’m not ashamed that I let fear into my life. I am human. But I’m saying good riddance to fear. It doesn’t mean that I’m going to become reckless, but fear is not going to rule my life any longer. PERIOD.
One way I plan to build my courage muscle is by doing new things. It’s easy to get into a rut and start living on autopilot. We become so attached to our routine that we begin to fear change. So I’m going to do new things and expand my horizons. I want to embrace that tickle of fear one feels before they try something new. I may not be able to jet off to an exotic locale right now, but I live in LA and have barely explored this great city.
A New Year; A New Me
There is a part of me that would like to delete this post. To tuck these ideas back inside of me where only my heart hurts if I do nothing. But COURAGE is my word. And it takes COURAGE to share your dreams. And even more courage to LIVE them.
My days of sitting on the sideline are over.