Thursday, January 2, 2014

This Year, I Strive To Be...

There are big changes on the horizon for us:

A new blog ~ if I ever get to it...see, there I go already
A wedding to plan
Two houses to sell
A new house to buy

It would be easy to keep saying, "I'll do that when..."

... I lose ten pounds.
... we sell the house.
... we get married.
... my job makes me happier.

Instead, I need to remember to be content with the now. Yes, the future does need to be planned for, but not at the expense of sacrificing the PRESENT. Life is to fragile for that.


This year, that is what I am striving to be.

Mama’s Losin’ It
2.) Choose a theme word to live by for 2014 and tell us why you chose it.


Slamdunk said...

Wow, just a few little things on the list, eh?

Haha--sounds like a fun 2014.

Ilene Evans said...

It's a constant toggle, living in the now but also planning for and working toward a future. I can't wait for all of your great things to come this year! But in the meantime, enjoy the now!

Cyndy @ Back in the Bush said...

I love this. Very smart way of thinking!
I think contentment is under-rated. We strive for ridiculously, ecstatically (is that a word?) happy, when that's not realistic. Contentment feels GOOD.

Chandra - Now This Life said...

Content is a wonderful word choice...good luck with your year! Visiting from Mama Kat's:)

misssrobin said...

Apparently, it's been too long since I've been by your blog. I didn't know you were engaged. Congratulations! I hope the planning doesn't make you crazy and the day of is magical.

Best wishes for your year. I've found that just one word to define my year works so much better for me than resolutions/goals. It sounds like you've chosen your word. Content. And what a wonderful word! I hope you find yourself content more and more this year. Have fun!

Stephanie said...

Content is the perfect word!! Hope you enjoy the ride along the way :)

notjustasahm said...

I like that. Living for the now is exactly what I had in mind with my word, too. Refresh. Each day is a new day, and that's about all I can handle.

Mimi B said...

Such a good word, especially with your changes. I'm not sure I've ever been content. It sounds like something that would be very satisfying!

Leah said...

Just a difficult balance for everything! Sounds like a great year in store...

Blond Duck said...

Ben said, "If you live in the past you're depressed, if you live in the future you're anxious. Live in the present."

Charlotte Klein said...

I love this. And also this: "Yes, the future does need to be planned for, but not at the expense of sacrificing the PRESENT." Wise words indeed.

I wish you so much happiness and contentment in the year ahead. What an exciting time ahead you have!

XOXO and wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014!

Blond Duck said...

I hope you're feeling content!

JeanHasBeenShopping said...

Awesome! Sounds like a full year ahead for you & your family.