At the end of every year, I do this thing. I make up a rhyming slogan/motto for the new year to come. I think it started some time in high school, but the ones I remember are from 2007 and on. For example.
My 2006 must have been rough, because my slogan for the new year was “Take me to heaven in 2007.” Jesus did not do so, though I pleaded with him many times. I must have changed my outlook on life that year, because my next motto was, “2008, it’s gonna be great.”
It wasn’t great. I aimed lower. “2009, it’s gonna be fine.” And indeed it was, just barely. In 2010, I went for something more specific. “Date some men in 2010.” I did.
Anyway, you get the picture. This past year’s was “Life is keen in 20-13,” and the year surpassed my hopes and expectations. Full of change, growing pains, healing, new friendships, and a renewed sense of hope for the future… I’m excited for what’s in store for 2014.
There’s not too much that rhymes with “14” (or 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19, for that matter). Keen (already used), mean, bean. I’m gonna have to get creative and call the year “twenty-one-four.”
Some words that rhyme with four: bore, core, door, gore, more, pore, roar, slore (hybrid of slut-whore). My first instinct is to say, “Don’t be a slore in 20-1-4,” but considering that isn’t a big struggle of mine (no judgment if it’s a struggle of yours), I’m deciding against it.
“Don’t be mean in 20-14.”
“Help me, I’m po,’ in 20-1-4” (a la the movie Bridesmaids– anyone remember what scene this is from?)
“Life ain’t a bore in 20-1-4”
“Clear face and clear pores in 20-1-4” (UGH hormonal PMS breakouts no more, please God)
Anyway, whatever I decide to go with, I’m hoping for another amazing year with more (good) change, clarity/direction, and tons of fun.
Happy New Year, friends! As always, thank you so much for visiting and reading. Be back in 2014!