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Oh, 2013, so glad to see you've been kicked to the curb like yesterday's trash. No, really yesterday's trash was kicked to the curb. Our trash day is Wednesday. See what I did there as we move right along. Besides church I rang in the new year the same way I spent the past year; with a mug of tea by my side. On a more vein note: I stare at this picture and think of the quote," don't let no one with jacked up eyebrows tell you squat" or somethin' like that it goes. Point is, I was lookin' rough and I dare anyone to tell me somethin'. Well, that had nothing to do with nothing so...
2013 was one heck of a year. I could recap via post but I won't. You can read the archives if you care that much. I won't even pretend that it was the greatest year and give some load of bull that would be larger than the state I live in. And y'all know that would be one big ol' hot mess considerin' i'm in the huge state of Texas. If I had to sum up 2013 in a short phrase fit for a Jeopardy question, I'd say: "It happened!" Sure there were highs and lows but in the end I survived and came out the other end stronger, wiser, happier and healthier. In the end, isn't that all I can really ask for. Here's to Greater in 2014.
With that, I've mentioned before that I would be addin' some new things to the blog in the upcoming year. You can read all about it on my Birfday Post. Well, with the start of a new year I have a few more things I wanna do with Le Blog and I'mma bout to tell y'all all about 'em.
1 You know how everyone always has a word they want to focus on in the new year? Well, my word is love. Just like the cups I made: I want to spread warmth and love. I want everything I do to be out of love. Lately I have become obsessed with Ed Sheeran and his song Give me Love. I became even more obsessed when my favorite Xfactor contestant AlexandSierra covered the song. That coupled with the blog In the next 30 days has inspired the #GiveLove project. Side note: Y'all should really check out her blog. Every thirty days she gives herself a new challenge to complete and blogs about it. I loved her letter challenge she did last year. She was inspired by the blog More love letters.
But back to the #GiveLove project. I plan on writing anonymous love letters and leaving them all over DFW. The world needs more love. I'll take a picture daily of the letter and then blog about it and where I left it. I won't leave my name or the blog because the goal is not to be found. But I will add the hastag #GiveLove to the end of every letter.
So here's where y'all come in: It will start on Jan 20th and go till Feb 11th. Truthfully I'll try and do it all year but I will be doing it consitentatly for 30 days and bloggin' about it. Y'all should join me. There will be no link-up just use one of the hastags and let's get to spreadin' some love.
2 These still need to dry and have a few things added till their finished but they're gonna be my 2014 memory jars. Everytime something good happens or I want to remember something I will write it on a stick note and place it in one of the jars. If nothing amazing happened that day then I will write something I am thankful for. At the end of the year I will open the jars and be able to look back on how much greater 2014 was.
3 I've already mentioned that I'm participating in the #EmptyShelf challenge. If you missed the memo here ya go: Clear off a row on your bookshelf and take a picture. Every time you read a new book you add it to the shelf and take a picture. Here's to readin' more in 2014.
Whelp, here's to kickin' 2013 to the curb and draggin' in the new year. What are your plans to be greater and spread love in 2014?