2013 was a year full of joys, challenges and learning. I almost gave up on blogging, and I’m so grateful that I didn’t. After a slow start in the first half of the year, my enthusiasm, posts, readers and subscribers really grow in the second half of 2013. And personally, I’ve had some financial and emotional challenges this year too. With more emphasis on gratitude and focusing on what I do want, I’ve learned from my challenges and am ready to make better choices that will allow me to thrive in 2014.
Mostly, I appreciate my readers for supporting me and helping this blog grow. The growing interaction with my readers has been delightful. Thank You!
Here’s a recap of some of my blog highlights from the WordPress stats.
Doubled my site visitors from 2012 to 2013.
Almost tripled my subscribers.
Most popular posts:
- Peace Prevails
- Awesome Stories 1.48
- Simply Be
- Open Your Heart to Gratitude
- Growing Gratitude for Thanksgiving
My most engaged fans, most of whom are great bloggers too. Thanks!
My favorite posts:
- The Paradox of Pursuit
- Diamond Girl
- Finding and Growing Beauty
- Simple Satisfaction
- Ode to Simple Souls
I’m also going to use simple intentions for 2104 rather than goals. For example, I intend to be more loving and more grateful. My focus will be on progress and process rather than the end point. This will keep me focused in the present, fully participating in life, and using a process designed to help move me toward my intentions. So to be more loving, I am going to ask myself if this choice/ action is based in love. If yes, then I proceed. If not, then I don’t.
Yes, I still have some goals or intentions, but they are not the main focus. For example, I’m wanting to make better financial choices, so I’ve implemented some changes in the way I invest, designed to minimize my risk and losses. Or if you wanted to create better health, then you need some processes that will move you toward better health like exercising 3 times a week and/ or eating more vegetables, grains and whole foods. Using the process keeps you moving toward your goal or intention.
For more on this idea of using systems to reach your goals, read this post by James Clear.