Hello 2013! I’ve been in a bit of New Year denial. I wasn’t ready to accept 2012 was actually over and we’d moved into yet another new year. But we’re a week in now so I guess there’s no turning back huh?
Now that I’ve come to peace was yet another year gone by, it’s time to look forward to the year ahead and set some goals. For the past two years I’ve taken inspiration from Rachel and chosen a verb to guide my year. In 2011, it was dedicate. Last year, I chose dare. This year my verb is grow.
- (of a living thing) Undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity.
I want to literally grow things in 2013 starting an actual garden and hopefully successfully growing some of my own produce.
More importantly though, I want to grow up. Overall I’m mostly a responsible adult. I own property. I pay my bills on time. I show up to work and act like a professional. I eat healthy and uh-huh, uh-huh I workout. Despite that I tend to shirk the little things that I think I need to embrace in order to truly “grow up”. I’m talking about things like cleaning the house regularly (not just when company is coming), establishing a legit bedtime routine, possibly with an actual skin care regime, and making sure my personal life isn’t an organizational nightmare. (Ironic since I’m hyper-organized at work…)
Then there’s growing my skills and knowledge both professional and crafty. Just because my job isn’t my greatest passion in life doesn’t mean I can’t be awesome at it. It also doesn’t mean I can’t embrace passion outside of my job. I want to grow creatively – through blogging and writing, through sewing and knitting, through whatever outlet feels appropriate at the time. I want to grow my blog, for real. I’ve been the world’s laziest blogger lately, and I’m not really okay with that. I love the blogging community, and I want to be a more active part of it!
So this year I will grow. I’ll become a bigger, badder, more awesome version of myself.