good madness

Gazing out the window and observing the happenings and mysteries of the world is definitely not my cup of tea.  No mam, no sir.  I’m meant to be wrapped up in the thick of life.  You can find me loving, suffering, daring, failing, wishing, hoping and feeling.  I want to experience, firsthand, all that the world has to offer.

The wonders of life swirl around us, and it’s our task to absorb and share all that the gifts that they bring.  Suffering and pain is inevitable, sure, but the bad times make the good times better.

I’ve never made a New Year’s Resolution – I’ve always been more of a:
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kind of girl.  Also a cheesy kind of girl for making/inserting that graphic, huh? Well, we can call a spade a spade: I’m cheesy.

Point is, I firmly believe that we should make each day our best, and constantly think about how to maximize our life experiences (make way for all that loving, suffering, daring, failing, wishing, hoping and feeling). Sometimes we need to live in the moment, and sometimes our actions need to push us toward the future we’re hoping for.

Despite that belief, I’m also beginning to see the New Year as a time for reflecting on the past 12 months.  The new year offers an opportunity to analyze where past plans went awry and create goals for future success. So, this year, I’m making 12 resolutions (or little action steps) to help make sure I’m living life to the fullest.
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Okay, okay, without further ado, my resolutions:Image
Did you make any of the same resolutions?  And, last but not least (since I couldn’t stop playing around with words and pictures), a hope to to share:
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9 thoughts on “good madness

  1. Happy New Year to you, Jen! I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s and may 2014 be filled with incredible adventures! 🙂

  2. I love your list. It seems low stress and positive. Which people tend to forget when they make resolutions. I LOVE resolutions. I love making goals and working towards them. I’m more of a…..lets make a plan, and take baby steps and see where it all leads. If the road changes, it changes. I am naturally inclined to snack too much and workout not enough, so resolutions help me refocus and make healthier choices.

  3. I like your resolutions! I’m also one of those “why wait” type of people, but I think I’m actually going to set some resolutions for the first time this year. The holiday season has overwhelmed me and I need an actual start date that isn’t right this second!

  4. Great graphics! Your resolutions make me happy… I think I should get busy on my list. I’ve never made resolutions before but this year has been so crazy I think it’s good to focus in on what’s important for 2014.

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