Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Last year, I jumped on board with the One Word concept instead of a whole list New Year's resolutions and loved it.  I was much easier for me to keep track of and I truly would think of balance (my word for 2013) throughout the year....as in trying to balance a new baby with being a working professional, wife, friend and individual.  Over all, I felt our lives and year were balanced as we got to know our newest family member and welcome him into this world.  I'm back to some of my favorite activities, cooking, working out and being creative but don't have as much time to spend as I used to.  Which is fine, I love hanging out with our little guy and watching him grow and develop every day.

I've put some thought into my word for 2014 and have decided on present, as in being present in my actions.   When I started thinking of my intentions for this year, I kept coming back to a conversation I had with my good friend Caitlin on a recent girls weekend about being present. So often, I'm doing one thing and my mind is somewhere else.  I want to focus on enjoying the present moment and living it, instead of thinking of my to-do list or work or baby.  It truly goes both ways, sometimes I'm at work and distracted by thoughts of home and sometimes I'm with Henry and Chris and thinking of work.

  1. 1.
    (of a person) in a particular place.
    "a doctor must be present at the ringside"
    synonyms:in attendance, heretherenearnearby, (close/near) at hand, availableMore
  2. 2.
    existing or occurring now.
    "she did not expect to find herself in her present situation"
    synonyms:currentpresent-dayexisting More
  1. 1.
    the period of time now occurring.
    "they are happy and at peace, refusing to think beyond the present"
    synonyms:nowtoday, the present time/moment, the here and now More
  2. So here's to being present in 2014!  What are your intentions?  

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