Thinking forward to 2019; it is such a wonderful blank slate. So many possibilities of memories made, and goals fulfilled, and times with friends and family. How wonderful is that!
Although I do not have an overall resolution, there are some fun things, and overall items that I would like to accomplish in 2019.
MY WORD OF THE YEAR - INTENTION
Last year I started with A WORD OF THE YEAR. One word that I pray flows through my year. My word of 2018 was grateful. It was a time in my life that I really needed to be reminded to be grateful in the times of success and struggle. I needed to be reminded that no matter the timing I had in mind, Jesus’ timing is always better.
For 2019 I’ve been thinking over it, and I believe it is intention. Intention in my decisions, in my career, in my relationship with God, and others. Intention to move towards my goals and make steps to do so.
Intention to spend time in the word and to read more overall!
I also have thoughts and possibilities I would love to come true throughout the year. This year I’m going to speak my goals into existence! I trust, and I’m taking steps towards them!
SEE A LIVE ORCHESTRA PERFORM
How wonderful is that! This is so simple, but to me, that sounds like such a wonderful way to spend a night at the theater!
FOCUS MORE ON MY MUG BUSINESS
Surprise! That exists. FIND MY MUGS HERE! Let me know what you think. I made the mugs that I would want to have but couldn’t find, but I want to make sure more than anything that it’s something that you would like. So please, let me know what you think!
I have this obsession with coffee and in my house there are no cups only mugs, so this just makes sense!
LEARN NEW RECIPIES
While visiting home, I made my grandmother’s cheesecake and I remembered how much I truly enjoy cooking. This year I would like to add more to my repertoire on both the baking side and the cooking side.
It also adds to the healthier side of life, and the self care side of things too which I learned from 2018 is a necessity.
SPEND TIME WITH LOVED ONES
Both friends and family. I want to make sure that my goals are inline. I want to make sure I’m spending the beginning and best part of the day with Jesus and taking time to spend the rest of the day with those who matter.
Sometimes the dishes can wait to watch a movie with friends. It’s also important to make sure to live a balanced life, and sometimes that means having an at home movie night with friends to spend time together and save money!
LIVE A MORE BALANCED LIFE
This year I want to make sure I’m focused on balance. Working to live instead of living to work. I want to make sure that I’m working hard when I’m working, but also giving myself the freedom to unplug when I’m off. Balance is hard, you have to make sure you’re not going too far one way. It can be just as dangerous to tilt too far on the side of relaxation and not working.
Balance is the key for a better week. Self care is both knowing when not to work, but also when it’s important and healthy to work hard!
FURTHER READING: STARTING WITH YOU: SELF CARE IDEAS
SEE NEW PLACES
Explore and get outdoors. I want to see at least three new places that I’ve never visited before. Adventure is out there, and I want to experience it!
These are only a few of the experiences and goals I have the intention for in 2019, but you have to start somewhere! DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT.
Do you have a word for each year? What’s your resolution for 2019?