2014 Word Of The Year

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We are already in the second week of the new year and I am running full force into 2014. And I love it. As I dive into my goals for this year, I’ve been reflecting on the past 12 months, looking into the next 12 and thinking about what goals I have for my blog/business, my home, my personal life, my family and everything in-between. While I think about all of these things in my life there seem to be one word that keeps popping up….

FINISH Graphic

Yes. FINISH. (See the irony in my graphic, I think I’m around the ‘fini’ part) It may not be the most inspirational word, but for me it’s a word that will help me prioritize my time this year. And it’s not just about finishing home projects (although that’s a big part of it ), but it’s about finishing small things like our wedding album, baby books, family photo albums, and among other things. Things that I keep saying, “I’ll get to it one day” and then another year passes and another, and another and another. Know what I’m talking about? I am incredibly motivated and happy to say I’ve already made a lot of progress and I’m only 9 days in!

What I started in 2013, I will FINISH in 2014.

My overall goal this year is to not start anything else until I am finished with my Home Goals List (from last year) and a list of personal items I have. The good news is, I’m about 75% done with quite a few of them and they just need to be…… FINISHED.

I’m not the type of person who starts things and doesn’t finish them. I’m the type of person who has a hard time saying ‘no’, who takes on more than they should and who gets distracted easily with projects. So what generally happens is that I get something 90% complete and I say to myself, “Oh I’ll finish that last little caulking/sanding/painting/etc. later” and then I start something new! And right now I look around and see A LOT of those 90% completed projects. But I’m putting an end to that in 2014!

Right now I am full of motivation and ready to start this year and FINISH some of these fun and amazing projects I’ve been hiding!

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and newborn son.

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  1. says

    I love your word for the year! I struggle with the same thing, thinking I’m “done” once I get in sight of the finish line, and then jumping into something else. It’s hard to be a creative person sometimes when you have a constant stream of ideas that you want to try! I have chosen “Focus” to be my word for the year!

  2. says

    Taryn, I do the exact same thing – there are walls that need holes filled, paint jobs that need finished, closet doors that need made – and I always hop to the next project and come back to the not-as-fun stuff later… that’s something I want to tackle this year as well!

  3. Patti says

    I have chosen the same word! I have more UFO’s than I can count and I keep starting new things. Now I must finish a couple things before I’m allowed to start something new…hope it works!


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