I’m keen to avoid making resolutions this year, opting instead to choose a word that I hope will guide me through 2014, along with a list of things I’d like to do, rather than promises I probably won’t keep (the list is currently taking shape in my head – and once it’s written down I’m sure I’ll add to it as the year progresses). I’m making no long-term pledges so there’s no pressure – I won’t fail if I don’t get through my list (although it might be rather disappointing if I don’t manage to tick off a single thing), but I’d like my year to revolve around the word EXPLORE.
Travel will play a big part as I seek out new places, and find new ways to experience places I’ve already visited. But I also want to keep this word in mind when I’m at home or at work. To experiment with fresh ideas, try things I haven’t had the chance to before and see where they take me. It’s about keeping an open mind, and I hope that this will lead me to discover new skills, passions and interests that will inspire me and fire up my creativity, so that I’m filled with a renewed enthusiasm and purpose.
It’s taken me a few days to come round to the idea of 2014, but just writing this post has awoken a sense of excitement about the good things it promises.