I started the year with two goals: lose weight and floss more. What? Dental hygiene is very important! I should have known that if weight loss and flossing embodied the height of my 2014 ambitions, I was going to be looking at a seriously boring 12 months. Good thing that in spite of continuing allegiance to these two ideas, I embraced key other opportunities -- ones that allowed me to grow in important and meaningful ways. I like the idea of coming up with New Year's resolutions, and I know that, for a lot of people, they're just the impetus needed for accomplishing goals and projects and making changes.