Kelli Murray // Imagineale

{ photo by Imagineale }

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Can you believe the new year is already upon us!?  2013 has been a huge year of change for me and my family.  It’s been amazing, challenging, exciting and overwhelming all the same.  I know a new year always has a way of inspiring change.  It’s that idea of a fresh start, a clean slate.  We get excited to start a yoga class, invest more time in family, pursue a dream, hone a skill….only to get really busy and fall back into our old habits months, weeks later.  (I’m speaking from personal experience here, but I know a lot of you are with me!)  For as long as I can remember, “busy” has always been my excuse.  But I’ve come to realize, life is not changing.  Busy will always be.  It’s up to me to make change a reality.  In 2014 I want to be intentional, more than ever, with my goals.   Today, I’m collaborating with six other amazing bloggers on a series that will hopefully create a space to connect, share and inspire each other in our 2014 goals.

Friday January 3rd, 2014 each of the hosting blogs will be posting:

1. Casey Wiegand
2. In Honor of Design
3. Small Fry Blog
4. Oh Dear Drea
5. Little Baby Garvin
6. Summer Saldana
7. (and me!) Kelli Murray

We’ll be answering one or more of the below prompts and linking up so that we can all ready one another’s responses.

1. What is something you want to change, or a goal you want to set for the New Year, and what is your plan for making it happen?
2. Many people choose a word to reflect on, live by, or aspire to for the New Year. Let us know your word, how you decided upon it, and how you hope to incorporate it into 2014.
3. I will make 2014 count by…

We’d of course love to have you participate!  Next Friday we will  have details on how to link-up.  It’s the first time I’ve ever hosted or participated in a link up, and I encourage you to give it a try too! If you’d like to join in and share answers and posts, you can link up to any one of the six blogs in the mix.  Our posts will be interlinked, so your posts will be shared on all six different sites.  Also, be sure to use the hashtag #making2014count on instagram!

I’m excited to share my thoughts and I’m looking forward to getting to know some of you better through your responses! See you all in the new year!


  1. Kate

    This is great! I look forward to reading what you and everyone have to contribute. I just love being able to reflect this time of year on the recent months and also what’s to come, and to see others doing the same. :)


    Artsy Abroad //

  2. Alison Ambrose

    Such a great idea! I’m so excited to participate. I agree that it’s way too easy to allow ourselves to drop off of new plans/promises/goals. Intention is a truth that I also want to incorporate into my 2014. Living life with intention {making moments and interactions and words and smiles actually MATTER and have a PURPOSE} can do wonders.


  3. Candice williams

    That photo is just stunning Kelli! And I want to order that top from your shop!!

  4. RUSS

    Hi, Kelly
    I think this is awesome. I’m sharing it with friends here in the Philippines. Hopefully we all stick to the original plan regardless what life throws at us and totally rock out 2014. By the way, found my way here from Instagram. How cool is that? :)

    Happy New Year!
    R U S S *

  5. Marian

    That photo of you guys on the bike, incredibly cool. Love it!!! The sort of photo you will treasure for life and look back on when you’re older and think ‘boy , we were a couple of cool kids back in the day!’ :)

  6. Marian

    Oh and also for me this year I really want I make all those spare 5mins here and there count – ie actually achieve something in them (even if it’s as small as folding a top and putting it away!) – all those wasted 5mins say on the sofa or mindlessly watching tv add up to a LOT of time over a year! Imagine all the things I could get done!! Hmmmm…let’s see!


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