Rolling into 2014 not with a roar, but with a constant cough has helped put my life and priorities into perspective. But the cough alone wasn’t strong enough to help me see through the layers of confusion I’d built up around me. No, it took something much more serious. A full month of illness, an illness I am still fighting to best. Now that did the trick.
When our routine takes such a toll on the body that it gives in to exhaustion and stress to the extreme degree, well…you have to figure you’re doing something wrong. And clearly I was. I had a lot on my plate and I was trying to do it all. Be it all. I wanted to be super mom at home and wonder woman as I plunged forward into my career. I still think it’s doable, just not the way I was doing it. As a result, December became a huge wake up call for me.
When you’re doing things wrong, do you continue along that same path, hoping things will sort themselves out? Eh. Not the smartest approach. I was being given a clear swift kick in the *hot pants*. It’s time for a change. I don’t mean think or talk about it. Time for action is upon me. My body demands it.
Deep down inside we all know the truth. It’s choosing to walk the proper path that’s not so easy. It may go against what society tells us, or what your partner whispers in your ear, or even what the boss demands of you. Life is too short to waste it away stressed out, unhealthy, and unhappy.
Make a 2014 resolution to take care of you and the rest will find its place. That’s what I’m doing. This year is going to be extraordinary! And it will all start right here, with me.
How exactly does the resolution play out? It works a little something like this:
Eat right, exercise, get proper sleep, and enjoy friends and family.
Result = a healthier, more alert, functioning mind.
*The better to accomplish your goals!
Then (in my case) WRITE! Write my heart out. It may not be on this blog (posts may occur less frequently), but writing often and with passion on projects of importance is the key.
Research (Need to make those stories believable)
Branch out – That’s where the love and friendships blossom.
2014 is the year.
The year I have my priorities straightened out.
And the year the ball starts rolling!
2013 saw my stable of friends and relationships grow, my talent expand, my blog move to its own private domain, and Thor take off on his world tour. I’m excited for the changes ahead and what 2014 holds in store. What say you?
Speaking of Thor, he checked in on New Years from all the way across the globe where the talented Natalie G. Owens is hosting him. So fun is her post. I invite you to swing by and check in on them both. Leave a lovely comment while you’re there.
Happy New Year, friends! What do you see 2014 bringing your way?