Although I missed the “official” boat to link up for my word in 2014, I have been so anxious to share it with you all! Last year this whole idea was new to me, and I didn’t have much time to think on it, but this year I’ve been thinking and praying on it for months. Wanting this word to COUNT. To mean something, something I can look back at 2014 and think, “yes, I lived alive”.
So my word for the year is: ALIVE.
I want to live alive this year. I want to be completely and utterly exhausted at the end of the year. Not in a way that I didin’t take care of myself, or didn’t make time for rest: because I want that too. What I mean is I want to LIVE ALIVE. I want to take risks, I want to go “all in”, I want to DO things even when I’m tired and would rather lay on the couch and watch TV. I want to take the chance. I want to dream my big dreams out loud and think deep thoughts. I want to go to the places that make me feel ALIVE, and FREE and allow me to think and dream. I want to live brave. 2014 is not the year for excuses, but for living alive.
For me, living alive also means being who I really am, and being confident in my identiy as a daughter of christ. I don’t want to be who or what the world says but what Christ says: I want to live unapologetically to who HE made me to be.
I want to be able to look back at the end of 2014, and see a life that was truly LIVED. I’ll be documenting my year and my word through the hashtag #livingalive2014 on instagram. So far, #livingalive2014 has looked like stealing kisses from Asher on our last night on the beach watching the sun go down, and finally getting some play time in the sunshine on the porch with my favorite little people. You can follow along on my instagram @wynneelder
What about you? What was your word for 2014? Even if you don’t have a blog — I’d LOVE to hear what word will serve to be your focus as you live this year. comment below! [even if don’t normally comment! I’d love to hear from you!]