She's done, this girl. I've been working on her for quite a while and finally, over Christmas break, put my paint brushes down and declared her finished. I think she's one of my favorites so far, and she certainly represents how I was feeling in 2013. Emotional at times as my daughter crept closer and closer to 18. Worried. Anxious. Yet full of love, so much love sometimes that it hurt. It really did seem like I was wearing my heart on my sleeve. My moods and emotions lying open to the world.
Which leads me to this... my word for 2014. "Let go." I considered several words before accepting this one as the word I need for the year. I need to be able to let go when my daughter heads off to college in 2014. I need to let go of the stuff that is cluttering up my life, my home, my mind. I need to let go of a few pounds I've packed on over the past ten years. Believe me, 'let go' is something I needed to hear, and it's something I need to do.
I'm not sure how it will manifest itself, but I'm willing to play along and see what happens with this whole letting go mindset.
So, have you chosen a word for 2014? I can't wait to hear from you!