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1. We Reminisce

Do you remember when this happened and that happened? I was so worried and stressed and wondering how we would get through it, but hey, look, we did! And we are stronger, wiser and closer for it. Also remember that awesome date we went on? I can’t wait to do that again.

We reminisce often, but it seems this is the time of year when we do even more of it than usual. Standing here on the cusp of the end of 2013, we are able to see the year differently than we did while in the thick of it. Despite the challenges that come with living, 2013 was pretty sweet.

2. We Dream

I am quite the dreamer. It was my dreaming (God’s grace and my husband’s support) that enabled me to tread through 2013 as a writer and a WAHM. But as we live and learn, I’ve come to find that dreams change. Sometimes our dreams change because we change and sometimes because our circumstances change.

The upcoming year will result in a little modifying of our dreams. Not necessarily letting them go or giving up on them, but living and achieving them in a way that is best for our family. But professional dreams aren’t the only dreams we dream. We dream of things like a real family vacation, to be debt-free, and to grow even closer as a family and a couple.

3. We Plan

While we engage in our share of dreaming, we also take some time to plan. We make our game plan. There are some things that you simply can’t prepare for. But there are some things you can. 2014 is a year when some of the changes I’ve written about will really take shape. So my husband and I are having lots of conversations centered on planning and preparing for our family’s future.

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