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What’s in store for 2014?

Happy New Year! I hope that your year is off to a great start. What’s in store for 2014?

For me, I’m staying focused on a massive SharePoint migration project. It’s full of interesting challenges, and I’m lucky to be working with a great team to tackle them!
Although my work is mapped out for the near future, I still wanted to set out a plan for the year. I brainstormed words to focus on the top 3 for the year.
My words for the year
  • Balance
  • Energize
  • Strengthen
When I did this exercise before, I found it useful to expand on the words a little to add clarity.
  • Balance different types of work: writing, editing, project management, problem solving. Balance work and home. Find balance in my life … and focus on each thing in turn so that everything gets the spotlight of attention as needed.
  • Energize my work with creativity and fresh ideas. Energize my life with real food and outdoor pursuits.
  • Strengthen my skills with additional experience and learning. Strengthen my friendships and other relationships with time and care. Strengthen my voice with creative exploration.
In choosing these 3 words, I considered them as a set. Balance requires strength and energy. Being energized without balance could lead to a fractured life where I bounce between exciting ideas and projects. And strengthening without energizing or finding balance could lead me to get stuck instead of allowing me to still have all the fluidity that I need in my life.
I chose these 3 words because they work together to help define important, large areas of work and life. I see them as sides of a triangle. If I keep all 3 in mind, I can move forward with confidence into this fabulous new year.
I’m excited for 2014! I can’t wait to see how I can balance, energize, and strengthen parts of my life. :)
How do you start your year off? What helps you focus?



Foggy bridge commute

Foggy bridge commute

Cranes and equipment peek out

Feels like a movie


The marine layer

The marine layer

Streaks the Space Needle top like

Broad-stroke erasing


Welcome to 2013!

Happy New Year!


It's hard to believe that it is already well into January. For those of you who have visited this blog regularly in the past, please accept my apology for the break. I've been spending most of my time this year on billable hours to a long-term project. It's a good state of affairs, and an interesting project, but I didn't mean to neglect the blog entirely.


Will I get back to publishing every week? Possibly. But, for now, I'm going to focus on at least one new blog post a month... and more as time allows.


If you have any grammar or word questions that are bugging you, please share them in a comment. I'd love to create content that helps you!


Three trees extend past

Three trees extend past

The rooftops; Beyond all is

Erased by thick fog


It's amazing to me how much fog changes the things I look at every day. If I'm heading downtown, I notice that it chops off the tops of buildings but with the fuzzy edge of an eraser. This morning, my normal view of Queen Anne is gone. Is the hill still there, just out of reach? I know it is... but somehow a part of me wonders. What if this little visible bubble is all there is?


I hear birds chirping even though they are out of view, so obviously the world extends beyond what I can see. :)


When your world suddenly looks different to you, how do you feel about it?

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