by - 8:22:00 PM

Contrary to (what seems to be) popular belief, I am one for making resolutions at the beginning of the year. Cliche? Sure. But, that's no surprise here; my life is one, great big, cliche. I always want to be healthier, learn new things, and improve. I love the feeling of a fresh start, so, maybe the resolutions get broken - or pursuing them is inconsistent, but my intentions are good. And I don't think anything is wrong with that.

This year, D. and I have decided to set a theme (for lack of better word) for our family in 2014. Our decided theme: simplify.

It's generic. It is not specific to one thing. And it is something we desperately need to work on and apply to our little family.

All too often we (i) find ourselves wishing away time, waiting for better things ahead, or trying to make everything more complicated than it should be. But this year: we slow down. We enjoy the now. We soak up the simple life. We simplify finances, schedules, and priorities. To be happy with our lives now. Because, they won't be like this for long.

By doing this, our goal is to focus on what is most important, our little family. Only a week into the year, and it hasn't been easy. I have constantly had to remind myself, "slooooooow down."

And you know what? It's effective. It's working. And I'm determined to make it keep working.

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