Hello 2013! And my word of the year...

Hello 2013!!

I don't know about you, but I am ready for a new year and excited about it - our plans are already starting to come together for the next few months alone and I am excited about what the year brings... I was thinking about writing another 4 Simple Goals post... but really, my goals for this year are still the same as last years goals.

1. Get fitter and healthier and stay that way. (Still working on that one...) 2. Stop worrying so much. 3. Take too many photos.  (inspired by my friend Anna) 4. Be happy. Don’t try and be happy, just be happy.

However, my word for the year is different... and I think its a good one! My word for the year is...


The definition is:  To make (something) easier to bear; lessen; relieve.

At first, I was quite surprised by my word as it seems like I'm starting in a negative place if I want to make things easier for myself (which I'm not) but after being considerate to myself for a year, it makes sense that I want to make little changes and hopefully ones that are for the better.

The thing I like about 'alleviate' too is that its a 'doing' word... If I have to make a decision where this word will help me, I'm probably going to have to actively do something to make it better and I like the idea of that too, rather than just thinking about things and being aware of them, I'm actually going to do something.

Also, why limit my word to just me right? Perhaps I can help make things easier for other people too...

I have a good feeling about 2013 already, how about you?