2014: My Word of the Year is Passion

I know I’ve seemed a little absent these days. I haven’t been posting much. I’ve been kind of quiet. I’ve even been somewhat non-existent on my social media channels *E-GADS*. As I worked away through the holidays, watched last year fade into the distance, and a new year unfold before me, I also took a step back to look at myself, and my surroundings. I often forget to do that. 

I work a lot of hours. I cook, I clean, I fix lunches, do laundry, and I do the back and forth to school shuffle. I do everything a robot should. I care about everyone and everything and attend to their needs. If you know me, you know that to be true. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I feel, and love, deeply. But I often get so busy in the robotics, in my obsession to succeed at everything, that I forget to show the ones I love the most my heart. 

So I took that step back to re-evaluate and I like what I see. 

Everything around you reflects the kind of care it gets. I don’t mean the robotics of it all, I mean the HEART and PASSION of it all. This includes your children, your marriage, your friends, and even your career. I was going through the motions but I wasn’t expressing my passion. 

And so this step back, this look in the mirror, reminded me who I am and it reminded me what’s important. I have to keep my PASSION alive and remember to wear it on my sleeve. That’s who I am and that’s what brought me to where I am in life. I love my life and I love my surroundings. 

I won’t forget to care anymore, not even for a minute. This year, I will remember my passion. My passion for my marriage. My passion for my family. My passion for my career. My passion for life! 

Stay tuned everyone, 2014 is going to be the best year ever!
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. mel pezza says:

    I love this post bc I took a step back and realized the very same thing!

  2. clgossett says:

    And I already KNOW you’re going to have a great year! Congratulations again.

  3. bigguysmama says:

    Hooray! You go Passion lady! Glad you didn’t go with “sanity” because it’s overrated! I’m glad you were able to step back after the holidays and take a breather!

  4. Sanity would have never worked for me. I’m a realist and have to stick with what I know. 😉