Happy New Year 2014

 Happy New Year 2014 via cottagemagpie.com

Happy New Year 2014 via cottagemagpie.com

 Happy New Year 2014 via cottagemagpie.com

Happy New Year 2014 via cottagemagpie.com

This is our year. There's no question in my mind. I bet it's your year, too. Last year seemed to be a year of crisis, but like a dear friend reminded me, sometimes those events are a process that's necessary to get you where you want to go. Being forged, so that your temper and edge are strong and sharp for the adventures that lie ahead.

I know that has been part of my process this year, this forging. I am stronger than before. I am more awake, more aware, more content, more joyful and more sad, all of which will serve me in my future endeavors. There's so many things I have learned, but one things that I have learned over and over again is that it's crucial to put first things first. I feel like I've said this several times in the last few days, but I think it bears repeating:

Be clear. Know what you want and what you are doing. Give yourself space. Empower yourself to act.

It really is that simple. Not easy, not by a long shot, but very, very simple.

As I write this, it is still Near Year's Eve. The Christmas decorations are being put away, and the last thoughts of 2013 are rattling around in my head. The kids are lounging and we're soon to have a simple soup and turn in early. No late-night revelry for our house. But our hearts will sail above in our dreams, with wanderings and imagination, and we'll awaken tomorrow brand new, ready for a new day, a new year, a new life. There are great things in store for us, my friends, I know it.

I am ready. Are you?

Happy New Year!!!

 ~Angela :-)

~Angela :-)

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