Monday, December 31, 2012

Let's be better together in 2013!

What did 2012 mean to you? Did you have any goals that you accomplished?

2012 was my year of being better.

All year, I've had this overwhelming desire to be better and improve in every way possible. It's been a little ambitious, especially for someone like me, but it's truly taught me so much about myself.

It's also a desire that will continue thru 2013 and I look forward to it. 

Some things I'm trying to be better at include being a better wife. Better at juggling the stresses of life. Being mindful. Better at deflecting negativity and the list goes on.

The list goes on because you know just as much as I do that there is a lot we can all be better at. 
The summer of 2012 I started building friendships with people that inspire me to be a better person. We so often get stuck in relationships that just drag us down. Why do we do this to ourselves? As hard as it has been to let go of some friendships and create distance between others I am a better person for it.

I've also spent a lot of time evaluating my reactions to certain situations. I ask myself this question a lot, "Is this reaction in proportion to the event?"  Talk about getting some perspective. Give it a try sometime.

I've also made a conscience effort to use my words.  Sounds elementary, right? I've practiced speaking my mind and not constantly apologizing or being embarrassed for the way I'm feeling. Every emotion is justified. There is no need to apologize for it, but to stand up for it.

I did more things for me this summer. Like completing the Tough Mudder-Beaver Creek! This was one of my biggest challenges yet! It was a blast. I never thought I would be able to push myself mentally the way I did for this challenge. I've never been so proud of myself. 
As 2013 approaches, I'm anxious to see what it has in store.

One thing I DO know is that it's going to be a year of home projects because J and I just closed on our first home this past week!
In three days we've put in over 40 hours of work and I look forward to lots more. It's the most fun I've had working up a sweat, I think...ever. I can't wait to show you what we've done so far!

Our new home came with a chicken coop so, there may be some cockadoodledoo-ing in our near future.

Here's to a new year and making 2013 about being better!


Jenny Glen said...

Your own home! That's wonderful!

The Coolidges said...

Great post & very well said. A new home?? How exciting! We need to see pics! We bought an older ranch home and it has been a lot of 'fun' :) fixing it up. Have fun with it! Super exciting!