2014. I always like an even numbered year. This last year was good to me and mine and I'm very appreciative of that. Fingers crossed that the next one will be even better. Right now I'm curled up on the sofa, surrounded by love, listening to ham and beans simmer on the stove, waiting for an impending snow storm and feeling thankful for all 2013 gave me.
There are still a few little holiday touches around here including the tree, which is devoid of ornaments, but which is still twinkling in the corner. Although, truth be told it probably won't make it through the day which is making me a tiny bit sad even as I know I'll enjoy the fresh, clean slate its removal will give me. This entire season zinged right past me and I'm a little annoyed about it. I wanted, tried to savor it, and yet it passed me by anyway.
I'm always excited by a new year and this year is no exception. There is no long list of resolutions or goals here. Just a desire to make the most of life: procrastinating less, playing more, loving better and savoring the moments.
I plan to make this my most creative year yet and I look forward to seeing all the ways that will show up in my every day life. So long 2013, old friend! I welcome 2014 with a hopeful, happy heart.