Hello 2013.

1/01/2013 02:58:00 PM

I've always loved new journals. I like a new pencil. I like opening a fresh jar of peanut butter. I like the new year. I like starting over. 

Obviously, I like resolutions. Why? Because I look at them for what they are: words.

And while words are far more powerful than a punch in some instances, they're also meaningless unless action is behind them.

I recently read yet again that a goal is great, a resolution is fantastic, but without a plan; a roadmap of how to get from Point A to Point B -- you're lost. And I agree with that.

So, I'm creating my map. And I don't need to bog you down with those details. I mean, you've got a life of your own.

But I do resolve.

I resolve...

...to be more mindful.

Of my words.
Of my intentions.
Of my time.
Of my choices.
Of my heart.
Of my influence.
Of my legacy.


I want to grow this year. I want to keep moving forward, imperfectly progressing along the path that I'm meant to be on. That one that God planned for me. And this year, while I travel my path, I'm making a concerted effort to slow down, to relax and breathe, to let negativity leave my life as quickly as it entered, to enjoy more, to be more mindful of who I am.

I remember learning in my birth classes with Lila that I needed to take care of myself so that I could take care of my baby. That was nearly four years ago and that still resonates today. I need to take care of me so that I be on my game for my husband, my children, my family.

Of course I'll mess up and three months from now you'll be reading a post about how STRESSED I am; but I hope that each time life gets a little more crazy, I can step back and be mindful of my path.

Ya'll, I want to grow.

Let's do this.



  1. I'm ready for this. I'm ready for 2013, being 33, and living life. Good luck, sister.

  2. Great resolution! I hope you have a fantastic new year...and you reach your goals. Best of luck!

  3. You know what I think would be cool? I think it would be cool if we lived in the same town and when you got stressed and overwhelmed I would say, 'Hey, Ky. It's okay, breathe deep. . . this is all a part of the journey. And then, when I get all stressed out and think life is just about over, you would say the same to me. Because, sometimes, we just need someone to remind us of the "journey".

    Imperfect progress, right?

  4. GREAT resolution....I think we could all benefit from being more mindful.


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