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Three words to define 2014

December 31st, 2013 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal

I put together my list of three words for 2013 and when I was talking with some friends and looking back on those words I gave myself a failing grade.

Upon hearing this, and after reminding me of the steps I took this past year (like going to spinning classes, getting to the gym…) she told me that I need to be nicer to myself.

This has always been true.

The failing grade I gave myself on the word health only applies to the last month or so, before that I was doing pretty well, very well at some points.

This year I will take ownership. That means my life is mine, my work is mine, my choices are mine. I have to choose my priorities, make things work, and put myself out there to get more of what I want, and I have to be careful with my choices to get less of what I don’t want. Right now I have a list of things to accomplish by 2015 and all the progress towards those goals has to happen this year, which means I need to be smarter and more in control or myself.

Being active is very important for me. Mentally, physically, socially and politically active. I have lost a bit of that recently. I was busy doing other things and stopped paying as much attention as I like to.

Now, if I may cheat a bit, mind, body and soul will be my three-word third word. I will focus on my health, on learning, on building. I will focus on reading more, spending more meaningful time, playing and laughing more and being more fit and more healthy. There will be more vegetables, there will be more thought, there will be less crap. There will be more making the hard choice now to make things easier in the long run.

This is for me, this is for my family, my little girl who keep growing up. I can’t seem to stop it.

Long may she converse with the puppet king

Long may she converse with the puppet king

It’s a big year for us. My business is growing and by the end of the year the kid will be in full time school. If we play it right we will be positioning ourselves well.

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