Hello beauties, and a (slightly) belated Happy New Year! It's 2014, and in all honesty? I couldn't be happier to leave 2013 behind. Maybe it's the Arabic heritage in me, but I've always been a bit wary of the number 13. Feels better to be on a nice, even number. Anyway, I digress.

I had a conversation with my Mum (she came over!! From Dubai!! It was amazing!!) on New Year's Eve, talking about resolutions and how I didn't want to pin myself down to that this year. I instead wanted to focus on a word, something that I wanted to bring to my everyday life, and how I deal with whatever may come in 2014. I chose the word 'grace', which I think is the most I can hope for in some of the trickier times life chucks at you. I always think back to that TV show I used to watch before school every morning in Dubai (it wasn't that great) called 'Grace Under Fire' - the phrase stuck with me. I think an important part of growing up, or so I'm learning, is being able to stay true to yourself and keep a hold on what matters when times get trying. So this year I want to practice grace - in my attitude, in my dealings with others, in stressful situations and in triumph.

I hadn't realised at the time, but a few days later I saw a similar post on one of my favourite blogs, The Private Life of a Girl. You can see Sophie's post here, and her word was 'Forward', which I think is really powerful and positive also. I wish you all the luck with your intentions ahead, Sophie!

Do you like the idea of an 'intention word' rather than a resolution? What would your word be? Or if you've set resolutions - what are yours for 2014? If you guys have posts about this - link them in the comments! I love reading New Year posts!

I wish you everything you'd wish for yourselves this year, and thank you again and always for reading TGG!

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  1. This is such a good idea, no way to get bogged down with loads of tasks, so easy to improve throughout the year! I think mine would have to be grow, growing as a person, a couple and a friend, lots of big things this year :)

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    1. Aw thank you Laura! Grow is a great word too - I find if you have a positive idea in the back of your mind, that can be a lot more helpful than just a list of tasks pressing on you. I hope this year is a wonderful one for you :) Thanks for reading and commenting! T xx

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  2. Such a beautiful post! I feel the same way about resolutions so instead I'm taking this year to just focus on really living life. It's hard to think of just one word but maybe 'courage' is a good one :) I wrote all about it on my blog AMomentInTime. :)

    xx

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    1. Oh I LOVE your word Rachel! Your post was really well-written and sums up how I think a lot of us feel! I'd definitely like to live more courageously and fully - you've given me inspiration for my 2015 word for sure ;) Thanks so much for reading and commenting! T xx

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  3. Happy new year lovely! This year I just have a few goals, things I've wanted to do for a while and should be fairly achievable. I'm terrible with resolutions, they usually end up stressing me out and I just give up on them!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. And to you! I really loved your new year post and thought you handled your feedback very gracefully (see?! You're getting a head start on me here!! ;) )... resolutions feel like fancy words for goals, which you can have at any time of year anyway! I think reflecting at the start of the new year, and regularly throughout, is a much healthier way to move forward :) Thanks so much for reading and commenting! T xx

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