Goodbye 2014! It's Been Great!

As the year comes to a close I thought I'd take a minute to reflect on the craziness of 2014. I don't think I have anything to complain about, well nothing I could complain about publicly. I appreciate each and every one of you who has taken the time to read my stories, my insights, my thoughts my memories and my bright ideas. The year has been a non-stop adventure, with visiting fun places, trying out new recipes, all while making life-long memories. This is the year my oldest daughter lost her first, second, third and fourth teeth. She also learned to read and was brave enough to try ice-skating for the very first time. This is the year my daughters first touched snow, rode roller coasters, got a puppy, and made new friends. So much has happened this year and we are so incredibly blessed.
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This year has been my most successful, adventurous and exciting and I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for me and my family. Everyone says time flies, especially when you are having fun. I am just glad I am able to capture all of these moments so I can hold on to them forever and have them to look back on.

My Word(s) of the Year for 2014!

Don't you just love the New Year? My husband, the pessimist, says New Year's Resolutions are just temporary, and although he is mostly right, I hope that I can stick to mine. I love the promise of a New Year and New Possibilities, and everyone is just filled with hope and determination. So, I picked two words to help me stay focused this year. I tried, but I can't just pick one word for the year 2014. I have to pick two! Let me explain why.

Determined
I have a lot of goals this year. A lot! From building my blog/brand, crafting more often, creating more party supplies, and most importantly, my main goal for the year has to do with my weight loss. Every year I fail at a diet and then at the end of the year HATE myself for not sticking to it. This year I hope that blogging publicly about my weight loss will help me to stay focused. I also have a lot of high hopes to grow my blog while having fun and creating great memories with my family. 

Breathe
2013 was probably one of the most difficult years for me, personally. There was a lot of issues that I had to deal with in my relationship, a lot of changes with my kids, and I struggled with dealing with major anxiety for most of the year. While I was trying to make positive advances in my life, the entire time, I was dealing with stress and anxiety that just threw me through a loop and shut me down for good chunks of time. I hope that by getting healthy and trying to find a balance, breathing will help me to deal with life as it comes at me. I have a lot of hopes for this year, I just need to remember to breathe!

What is your word for this Brand New Year?