2013: The Year We Change the Game

by Katelyn Block on January 1, 2013 · 22 comments

This year I resolve… not to resolve.


I resolve to solve.

Oh, what a play on words, hmm?

This year, I spent a lot of time losing myself, finding myself, losing myself again, finding myself again, getting lost somewhere in the middle, and now finding this untapped bliss of incredible and pure productivity and happiness. Undying inspiration. Waking up at 6am because I want to.

I swear there’s nothing wrong with me, I just really enjoy waking up in the morning.

Getting along with my family, loving talking to them, and dare I say missing them. Sunday, I came back to Syracuse and I cried after I left my parents. They’re probably reading this and had no idea but I cried in the car on the way back. And I don’t cry. Ever. Ask anyone who knows me, I don’t like crying and I think it’s a waste of proper hydration.

But now that I’m back, I know what is right. I know what makes me tick. Writing. Content creation. Friends and family. Taking “ME” time.

Taking action. Making your goals happen, instead of hoping they’ll accomplish themselves.


This year, I don’t ask you to resolve. No. I ask you to follow your heart. Listen to yourself. Let your passion pull you where you need to go. Listen to your inner guide and decide to take action. Get to know yourself. It’s a scary, scary thing, but I promise, knowing yourself and listening to your true desires will lead you on the path to self-love and your higher purpose.

After all, the only New Year’s Resolution that matters is that you resolve to accomplish what you most want. What you most love. What you know you are supposed to be doing.

Dang, I just got all philosophical on you. Can you handle that? I can barely even handle that. The inside of your own mind can be a scary and wonderful place.

Note: It’s 2am on New Year’s Eve (Day?) and I am eating chocolate-covered almonds. I ate way too many not-so-good-for-me foods tonight and I’m cool widdit. You only live once, friends, so be healthy all the time, but remember: Weekends and holidays don’t count.

I’m totally kidding, that’s just what I like to tell myself sometimes. 100% healthy, 80% of the time. That’s the mantra and chocolate-covered almonds have their place whenever I dang well please.

I leave you with the tidbit I posted on Facebook tonight:

Grateful for an incredible 2012. Kicking off 2013 with nothing but joy, love, and happiness, with undying promise of exploration and action. This is the year we make our mark. The time is now. Follow your heart and lead a life you love. Change the game. Don’t let the game change you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you, and most especially to those who have been following me for the last two and a half years. I love you and I hope you know that. xo

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Kacie @ Savvy Sassy Me January 1, 2013 at 2:29 AM

Happy New Year! I couldn’t agree more that “me” time keeps the happy in the soul… and the sanity in the brain. ;-) I wish you all the best this year.. and UMMM hopefully our paths cross.


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Dang girl I sure hope we do!


Lauren January 1, 2013 at 8:47 AM

I look at you and see nothing but wonderful things! You are so full of life and love and have so much to offer this world. May 2013 be YOUR year girl! Get’ em! :)


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM

THANK YOU Lauren! Miss you so much. It is OUR year. I look forward to following your new Chicago adventures. xo <3


Brooke @ Running In Heels January 1, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I love getting up early too.. we are a rare breed!! I hope 2013 is your best year yet :)


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Haha it’s the best!


Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness January 1, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Love this Katelyn! So excited to see what’s ahead for you in 2013! Have a Happy and healthy New Year!


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Same to you, Danielle!


kim@hungryhealthygirl January 1, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Thanks for such an inspirational post! I’m glad I’m not the only one that wakes up at the crack of dawn just for the fun of it!! Here’s to a fantastic 2013!


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Haha! Here’s to us morning’ers and an incredible new year!


Janna January 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM

very inspiring! what a good way to approach the new year :) happy 2013!


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Thank you! And to you, Janna!


Sarah @Pickyrunner January 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Happy New Year! I hope you have an awesome day. That quote is SO true. Change the game. The perfect way to start out a new year.


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Thank you!! Happy New Year to you as well!


Denise & Laura January 1, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I find New Year’s to be such an inspirational time. I find myself journaling more and really reflecting on what I want to accomplish the coming year and how I want to evolve. Reading your last few posts it’s clear that you are oozing with excitement and inspiration for all the changes that 2013 has in store for you! Can’t wait to see what you have planned for the upcoming months! Good luck :)


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM

I LOVE journaling. Amen, sister. Thank you!! I’m excited to take you all with me!


Kerri O January 1, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Happy New Year!
“Let your passion pull you where you need to go.” Brilliant.


Katelyn Block January 1, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Mwah. You are too kind. xo lovey


Belle @ Rebelle Fitness January 2, 2013 at 3:06 PM

LOVE this post! Amen, sista!


Irina @ Chocolatea Time January 2, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Happy New Year! With all the major life-changing decisions you made back in 2012, this upcoming year will be your year of personal growth and self-development. Cheers to 2013!


Miss Polkadot January 4, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Thanks for this great post, Katelyn, I needed this today. Oh, and happy new year!
Don’t feel weird about crying when driving home. I did the same and I, too, am the girl who hardly ever cries and I, too, needed quite a bit more dark chocolate than usual. It just goes to show how much we love out families and that’s never wrong!


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