My word for 2014 is…

BALANCE

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When I looked back at my resolutions and goals for 2013, I realized that as always many were left in the dust and many are still dear to my heart (like spending more care-free moments with my hubby aka without the blackberry, doing more sports, baking and cooking more…).

On the 1st of January last year, I wrote as one of my goals:

Finding more of a balance. Work has been insane last year. And while I don´t think it will slow down in 2013, I need to find better ways to deal with it. Especially since my hubby will probably travel more and his schedule will get even busier.

I was right in the sense that work didn’t slow down and that my hubby was even busier. But that balance idea kind of didn’t happen and I yearn for it.  Part of it is to make sure I make the time to do the things that are important to me. Another element is to let go of the things I cannot control and of the negative talk (–> this one is really tough). You know the one I am talking about: “I should have had, I shouldn’t have had, it shouldn’t be, it will never…”

While I don’t have the magic recipe for it, I do have some goals which I hope will help in this regard:

  • Dedicate more time to the people important to me (including me)
  • Jog with my hubby at least once a week (yes it means waking up at 4.45 am but I do feel more serene after it)
  • Workout another time during the week
  • Revise DADDY’S LITTLE ANGEL (it should go to my dear and lovely CPs by beginning of February)
  • Query DADDY’S LITTLE ANGEL
  • Start a new project
  • Writing down every night 3 things that made me smile
  • Finally use Google Hangout to chat with some of the friends I made online
  • Join RWA
  • Read 50 books (I even started a Goodreads challenge :-))
  • Take more pictures

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

24 Comments

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks, Katy! 🙂 And a Google Hangout does need to happen in 2014! Wishing you again a wonderful wonderful year!

      On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM, commutinggirl

  1. Jaime Morrow says:

    Yessss. Good word, Elodie. I could really use some balance, too. If I was going to pick a word for 2014, I think it might be something like discipline. I seem to be lacking in any sort of discipline in all areas of my life right now. I love your goals list, too. So many good things on it! I hope 2014 is an all-around awesome year for you! 😀

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks Jaime 🙂 Balancing priorities and me-time is important to ensure a certain well-being I think. And I’ll definitely be working on it this year. Wishing you again all the very best for 2014!

      On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 5:31 PM, commutinggirl

  2. kiperoo says:

    PERFECT word, and best of luck in meeting your goals this year, Elodie! I hope to be cheering you along for accomplishments small and large throughout the year. 🙂

  3. Alexa says:

    Balance is a fantastic word. Mine our mindful and connect.
    I’m also hoping to query at some point this year 🙂
    Hope 2014 is magical for you and you achieve all your goals.

    • Elodie says:

      Thanks Alexa 🙂 Crossing my fingers for your querying adventures this year and wishing you a wonderful 2014!

      On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 8:23 AM, commutinggirl

  4. Good luck with all of your goals this year and finding balance! Balance is tough for me too so I’m going to try to work on that this year.

    We should get a group Google Hangout chat together – that’d be fun!

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