January 5, 2015

Happy New Year - St. Louis

(Pic we snapped on New Year for this Conde Nast Traveler post. Dress by Donna Morgan)

2015. That is large number to type out and frankly has my 1999 heart wigging out.
I’ll come to terms eventually….maybe in June or July.

2014 was such a whirlwind that I crashed hard towards the end. It left me in need of a clear calendar and time to rest. 
I was doubting everything, which meant it was time to reflect and renew. I don’t think we always have to have all the resolutions and clarity come January 1st, and sometimes those goals take a while to formulate. I am patiently waiting for those big clear ideas to arrive, but maybe they flew the coop and will never come back? Oh well. For now, these bigger, non-concrete goals that will take daily attention are taking root…

1) No Expectations – Not out of fear of disappointments, but a freedom to live each day as it comes with an acceptance of the good and the messy and everything in between. Small stepsI’m taking  for living a peace filled home:)

2) Break free of those negative limitations we can easily put on ourselves, and allow God to break through and surprise me with what He can do when I let go of the controls.

Gabe and I always make goals for us and for our family as well. I also set business or blog goals, but to be honest, I am waiting for the fog to clear on the direction of this blog and The Brand Market. Will keep you posted on that;)

What about you friends? I’d love to hear your goals, resolutions, or WORD of the year!

Thanks for being a part of 2014, and I am looking forward to a fresh new year with you all!


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  • Oh friend, I love this so much. Taking a pause to see more of God’s plan for us far better than anything else no matter how great it seems- it will eventually flp.

    My word? Redemption. Redemption for me, redemption for you, ‘Redemption For All’. We can all be redemption stories if we’re willing to be redeemed by Him and point others to this same, beautiful redemption in God through Jesus.

  • awesome goals! happy 2015! xo jillian

  • Agreed on all the above, Anna! Practical goal – no library fines. Needed goal: learn to say no. Another needed goal – just do it! Sounds so Nike, but a lot of times, the task I’m dreading ends up not being as hard as I thought it would be. Have a great 2015!

  • Love this! Sometimes I feel like I’m going a mile a minute, thinking I’m sprinting to the finish line, only to find I’m racing on a treadmill. Sounds a bit dramatic, but honestly, it’s been difficult to transition with all the changes we’ve made recently and that sense of calm and that acceptance you’re aiming at truly resonates with me. Thanks for the reminder that my time is not always His time and His ways are above my ways. Cheers for a happy and healthy 2015! Peace, Katie

    • Katie, this was me most of last year! It always catches up to you so I am welcoming the slow start to the year:) Wishing you a fruitful and peaceful year!

  • I love that you’re allowing yourself space to refill your well, such a good reminder. A lot of bigger bloggers have been open about having no clue about their blogs and their directions, which is so refreshing as a newer blogger. My husband and I picked a family word, ‘Awareness’, since we are trying to be more present & aware of some of our family goals, like how we spend our time/money/love/health. And it dawned on me that I am always more aware when I take deep breaths, so my personal word is ‘Breathe’. It has been working so well to help me be more patient and to make good choices when I am stressed.

  • Happy New Year, Anna!
    My word for this year is thrive (I wrote about it here: http://thebigwhitefarmhouse.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-word-for-2015-thrive.html) and I’m excited to see where the year takes me.
    Best wishes to you as you discern the best course for you and your family this year!

  • Less is more! That’s the only thing I will try to practice this year.

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