Happy New Year, everyone!
I have not been a consistent New Year’s resolution or goal-setter throughout the years. I did enjoy making a handful of specific goals at the beginning of 2013 and checking back in with my progress a few times throughout the year on this blog. Since it went well, I had every intention of making some new goals and posting them today.
But then I read this post on OliveToRun about the concept of “My One Word” and my intentions changed (read the post for a good description of the concept). The idea of choosing one word and making it my singular goal for that word to be the focus of everything I do in 2014 seemed so much more perfect than another to-do list of goals.
After some thought, I have decided that my word for 2014 will be PASSIONATE.
I feel as though life up until your twenties is about the search for and pursuit of passions. We test out social, fitness, academic and other types of endeavors and dive deep into the ones that click.
While I consider myself to still be a passionate person, I do think there is a risk that life in your twenties can become more about routine than passion. And I don’t want that to be true for me. That is why I have chosen this word to be the focus of all that I do in the coming year.
If I find myself feeling complacent in my job I need to recognize that feeling and search for ways to improve my situation.
I want my relationships with my boyfriend, family, and friends to be genuine and passionate. If they are feeling anything short of that, then I need to think of ways to put more of my energy into those relationships to make them great.
I want to always make sure that I am running and training for races because it is my passion, not just because it is what I know.
And I want to seek out the things that I am passionate about that are lacking in my life – writing, for example – and create opportunities to bring those things into my life more.
I am certain that, if I can make this one word the focus of 2014, I will have a great year and a truly happy life.
If you could pick one word for your 2014, what would it be?