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One Little Word, Again!

It’s a new year and that means I need a new word. Last year I chose “Revivify” as my watchword.

to restore to life; give new life to; revive; reanimate. This rut I’m in needs to be filled in and a new path taken.

I didn’t have a huge overhaul this past year, but I do believe I lived up to my word. I’ve done several races in the past couple of years, but I was getting bored with it and about ready to stop all together when a friend suggested we try an obstacle race. This is wayyyy outside of my comfort zone, so I said yes! What better way to get out of my rut than to try new things to challenge myself!

In fact, I did several races that were a little different for me. First was the 5K Foam Fest, then the Color Me Rad 5K, and last I signed up for a Zombie run (that’s actually this June). Unfortunately, exercise was about the only thing in my life that I changed. I started doing my own weight workouts and I joined a running group. I completed the Muddy Trails 5K even though I said I wasn’t going to do it again. Then, I completed two new races: Run Thru the Woods 5 Miler at Thanksgiving and the Texas 1/2 Marathon on New Year’s Day! I was going to do the 10 for Texas with Mike, but it was right after my throat surgery and I had to give my admission to someone else.

On the health front, I joined MyFitnessPal and met some wonderful people. One of which was the impetus for me trying the different races than I was used to! Hi Amy! I also joined Move More, Eat Well and learned a bit about health and digital scrapbooking. Again, I met some lovely people in this group!

I do feel that I’ve grown spiritually in the past year as well. I’m also more open to trying new things/adventures than I would have been any other time! This year I did my best to try and view things from other people’s perspectives and give back where I could.

All in all, 2012 was a pretty good year (despite having lost two beloved uncles and a scare with my Grandma). Now, however, I’m back to needing a word for 2013 and I’m having a hard time figuring out what it should be. I have some big changes coming up this year that could throw me off my game. With that in mind, I believe I want 2013 to be my year of balance. 2010 was my year of “Transformation“, 2011 I was “Shine“ing, and in 2012 I wanted revivification. See a pattern here?!

I need to balance being healthy with enjoying life. It’s not all or nothing. If I eat poorly at one meal, one day, one week, or even one month I’m not going to give up but I’m going to slowly steer this ship back in the right direction and keep on chugging on. Time at work needs to be balanced more fully with quality time with Mike and my family. Yes, “Balance” will do nicely!

Stack of Stones

Projects Galore!

This year I’ve been bitten by the creative project bug. It didn’t hurt. Well…it may hurt my pocket book later on! First, I’ve decided to do a photo a day challenge. I don’t have any specific list of photos, just something that inspires me or I find interesting. Just to keep this blog from getting inundated, I’m putting it on my other photo blog. Most of them will also be posted on Instagram, along with anything else I want!

My other project I found when lurking on Ali Edwards’s blog. I’ve mentioned her before and find her blog full of great ideas and give aways! This project is the 2012 Memory Logbook.

Source: http://logyourmemory.com

 While I have not had much success in keeping up with a journal or diary on a daily basis, this logbook looked a like something that would be easier to work with. I don’t necessarily have to write anything, I can just put pictures, napkins, receipts, whatever I want to jog a memory for that day. Yes, I realize I’m already a week behind but that’s ok! I’ll get caught up pretty quick. I ordered the downloadable version so I could put it in a sturdy binder. I tend to be rough with my books/planners!

I can’t wait to get started and see how it turns out! I have some other projects I’m eyeballing as well, but two is probably plenty for the time being!

What projects do you have going this year?