December 31, 2012


I love resolutions. I make them often and have little problems with seeing them through. One day I can resolve to pick up a daily yoga practice and like that I’ve got my leg behind my head. The next day I can resolve to stop eating grains and never look back. I can decide I want to see the sunrise over Everest and book a ticket to Kathmandu – all in one morning. I can quit my job and find more success doing my own thing.

But I’m often left in a tailspin of never enough and what’s next.

Every New Year’s Eve Jeremy and I play this game where we pick one word to describe the past year and one word to focus on for the next.

This year I have four words – four concepts – that I want to focus on defining, capturing, shaping, and sharing throughout 2013. I’ll elaborate further, throughout the year, but for now here’s where my head is at for now:
Illuminate // From within…
Radiate // This little light of mine…
Liberate // I want to celebrate live-out-loud non-conformity.
Hydrate // I’m thirsty for knowledge, story, travel and adventure. I also need to drink more water.

So this year I resolve to explore these words and how they can bring focus to my present moment. To let the way I want to feel, and the person I want to be, dictate my actions. To forget about the destination and instead focus on the adventure that’s happening right here, right now.

What is your word (or words) for 2013? 

P.S. The image above is a sunset I was admiring the other day from I-35 in OKC. I tried to capture it on Instagram but it hardly did it justice. You can follow my Instagram here:

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