to a good 2014

posted on: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Today, I am easing into a brand new year. Currently I am sitting on my laptop, in the living room, a t-shirt on (that is usually reserved for sleeping) and jeans. Not a trace of makeup on my face, hair a mess. I’m just sitting here, writing. Adam is in the other room checking out some new budgeting software. It’s one o’clock here and I feel no need to rush out and get anything done, although there is plenty to be done. I need to ease into this new year. Usually, I feel so refreshed and raring to go, but not this year. This year, I want to slow down and take it all in as there will be plenty to do soon enough. I’m a little overwhelmed by the thought of it all, but in a great way.

I don’t do resolutions. I like choosing a word for the new year and things to focus on as resolutions tend to fade fast. Last year, my word was “steps”. It was an unusual one, but looking back now I see how that word was perfect for the year I had. I was taking steps towards finding where God wanted me to be. I have a clearer answer, a year later. It took a whole year to get to that point, but it needed to. I needed that time to wait and to trust. It was a hard year, really hard, but the light came at the end of that tunnel of a year and I am so grateful for it. It makes this year seem so much sweeter already.

My word this year, appropriately, is good. It seems fitting.

This year, I want to add in more good to eliminate the bad. With more good taking up space, there won’t be any left for the stuff that hinders us and diffuses our passion. It starts now. I’m deleting Facebook this week, to make more room for the good stuff. I want more music, more books, more learning. I am hopefully going back to school this year…for interior design.

This is the first year that I am beginning to really know myself. This is the year I am comfortable in my own skin. It’s going to be beautiful and it’s going to be my year to become more of me. To find the good in myself and in everything around me. To keep on discovering who I am.

Ever since the second grade, 14 has been my favorite number. So I’ve had an absolutely wonderful feeling about this year for a while now. I’m so ready to live it. Welcome, 2014. Let’s have a good year.

  • Katie Perdue

    This is so great! So excited for you friend!!

  • Gracie Gordon

    Love this Katy! I went through a few different words for 2014 (maybe I should’ve picked “indecisive” lol), but landed on FAITH. It’s something I lack in, even though God has proved to me time and time again how much He will ALWAYS come through. I think having a word for the year (and even for each month, which Jessi and I used to do) really helps put life into perspective, and brings so much more clarity to every interaction, conversation, decision, etc.!


  • Jess

    I’m just catching up on all my favorite blogs after a few-month hiatus and wanted to just say congratulations on the new start and interior design. Can’t wait to hear more about it!