Happy new year friends! 2017 brought many amazing things. This blog, this community, taking our kids to Disneyland, and moving into our new home. I have some big plans and big ideas for 2018, and I can’t wait to see how the year unfolds.
As many of you know, I write monthly intentions. This was something I started just last year and followed each month. I truly loved it and will continue to do monthly intentions this year.
My plan for this years monthly intentions is to have a majority of them be focused on achieving my yearly intentions and goals.
I want to share these here to hold myself more accountable. When you share your goals and intentions with others it makes them so much more real and makes you so much more accountable. I would love for you guys to share your intentions here or on instagram with me!
read one book a month
I love to read. Reading for me is so therapeutic (no matter what tripe of book) as long as it’s an actual book. This is a form of self care I need and want to focus on this year. Reading also pulls me away from the screen at night which is always a good thing!
complete the novel I’ve been writing
Something you may not know about me is that aside from a love of reading books, I also have a love for writing them. I’ve wrote some short stories and started tons of novels that I always get so close to completing and then I give up on them. It’s always disappointing when I do that. I get so afraid of finishing a book for so many reasons.
I’ve been writing on and off the same novel for a couple years now and I decided this is the year I let go of my fears and finish it.
push myself to do things outside of my comfort zone or to face my fears (fears holding me back from living my life to the fullest).
For me this means a few things. This means that after I finish my novel (because I will have that thing completed by my goal completion date!) I will set out to get it published which is something I’m mortified of doing.
This also means I will try new things that make me nervous but I really want to do. The things I always say “yeah, I can’t do that” to or “I’m way too blank for that.” Insert negative self talk in that blank space.
This means speaking up about things when I don’t want to but know it’s the best for me. Letting go of things even when it’s hard, and so on.
I want 2018 to be a year of self love, enjoyment, fulfillment, and pure happiness. I’m so honored I get to share that journey with this community!