2014 and one little word

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happy 2014! phew, i wasn't sure the new year was going to arrive. between a crazy december and then an unexpected two day delay in the munchkins starting back to school due to the weather, i wasn't sure today would come. today is the first day i am back to a routine which is why it feels like the first day of 2014 for me. 

to start the year off right, there is something you need to know about me - i'm not really one to jump on social bandwagons. (surprising, right? she says with full sarcasm :) nope, you won't ever see a pic on my blog of my paint covered hands and you won't see me capturing hearts that i find in nature. there is nothing wrong with this trend and i can definitely see beauty in the photos, but they are all over the place.

but... the one trend that i love is the "one little word" movement.

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instead of making crazy resolutions, i absolutely love choosing one word to guide me through the new year. and it really isn't much of a choice. this is my third year with a single word and each year, it just sort of shows up, it finds you, it really does. my word this year is...

PURPOSE: an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal.

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i want my year to be filled with intent, i want to ask myself "what is the purpose of ___," "do i need ___ in my life," "why am i keeping ___ around if there is no purpose for it".

i started out thinking that my word would be PURGE, but that's really an ugly word, isn't it? then i went with SIMPLIFY, but that didn't really grasp my desire. to me, simplify is directed more at accepting invitations, trying not to be over extended. so PURPOSE it has become.

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the first order of business is to start with my house. we have lived in our current home for 7.5 years and it's time for me to do a large purge, a re-assesment of sorts. i need to really ask myself if i have a purpose for the 70+ thrifted drinking glasses for a family of 4. does the crap filling up my garage have a purpose? is there a purpose for all the art supplies that i horde - give myself a challenge to chip away at my existing stash. i want my house to be in tip-top shape.

are you with me? do you have your "one little word" picked out? ready. set. go!!!

love, tiffin