Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 :: Living Life Out Loud

With each New Year’s beginning, I choose a word or phrase to help guide me through the coming year; call it a mantra, if you will. Past verbiage has included: firsts, learning, and simplicity; the latter was my guide through 2014. And, while my life is anything but simple, I did make some great changes to help simplify the way I and my family lived day to day. It took a lot of work on my part to make sure I stayed as close to the track as possible with this particular concept and sometimes I got a bit derailed, but I do know some wonderfully positive changes have come about for simplicity’s sake (and mine).
I tend to buck the system when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I don’t believe in them and find them detrimental to the individual who breaks a pact with one’s self. I do, however, believe in setting goals for myself each year and in hoping so, I choose a beacon to guide me on my path. This year, I will live life out loud.

In 2015, I will strive to live in the present, say yes more often to things that bring me joy, get out of my comfort zone, seek out adventures, focus on my strengths, march to the beat of my drum, and stay the course. I plan to rediscover my creative passions that were shelved long ago and inspire my boys to express their own creativity through whatever outlets they pursue. I cannot wait to sally forth into this year full of possibilities.
Wishing you all a year like none before...


  1. Ten years ago I had a dream. It was a BIG dream, which would rigorously change the lives of my five kids, my husband, and me literally overnight.

  2. The Divine Creator has given us a life to enjoy - it will not last forever. So it is our responsibility to live life to the fullest - enjoying every second, every relationship, every opportunity. Life is short - make the most of it.