January 2nd, 2014 | Uncategorized

Happy New Year! What a year 2013 has been! I graduated college, became a Victory Scholar, and became an aunt, just to name a few things. I met some truly amazing people and made lifelong memories. All in all, it was a pretty great year, but I don’t think it will compare to what is ahead.

I am not big on New Year’s resolutions, although I have attempted one or two. The only successful one I can remember was when I went an entire year without candy (chocolate, not included). It was tough, but I remember feeling quite accomplished by the end of it. This year I wanted to make some sort of resolution but was unsure where to start.

I stumbled across a great article by Christine Kane. Rather than create a resolution, she recommends you choose a word of the year to set the tone. I brainstormed a bit and decided that my word of the year is CONNECT. This year I want to focus on connecting with as many people, places, and things as possible. Whether it be reaching out to an old friend and catching up or building a stronger relationship with the kids we work with in the program, I want to connect with people on a deeper level. It may not always be easy, but I know it will lead me on an adventurous and exciting year.

What would your word for the year be?

Side note: I am also pursuing a goal (which I started on Christmas Day) of running 1,000 miles in 365 days. That’s roughly 2.74 miles per day, 19.2 miles per week, and 83.3 miles per month. It will require consistency and discipline, but I think I can do it. It has been just over a week and I have gotten in 27.77 miles. Only 972.23 to go!

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