I was looking through my drafts and I started a post last year. The first week of January I started a post entitled 2016: The year of doing. There is absolutely nothing the body, just a title. Now I know my intentions were good. I must have meant to finish that post but life obviously happened.

This year I’m having a fleeting feeling when I try to think of resolutions. Seeing that blank post is kind of reassuring me… Maybe I always have this feeling once the New Year is here. I feel like I can 100% say with total confidents that resolutions are not my thing. So this year I’m picking a word. One word I want to center my life around. A word that will help better our life.

This year I am working on being Intentional.

I want to me intentional with my time, family, friends, work, work outs…. I could probably go on.

I’m quickly approaching 31 and I feel like its about damn time I stop letting this little jealousy bugger get to me. I’m going to be intentional with my friendships. Why am I putting effort into people who aren’t putting effort into me? No more FOMO (hopefully) for this girl. I do not need or want to be always included.

Life quickly approaches the end for all of us. Yes, everyone eventually dies. I am going to be more intentional with my family and L’s family. I do not want to look back and think I didn’t try hard enough. I need to be more present and engaging. Maybe even try to make family dinners a once a month thing with my moms side. They only live about 20 minutes away. I should see them more than I do, unfortunately.

I think this one is hard for everyone who lives life and works full time but I need to be very intentional at work. Focus my energy between 7am-4pm on just work. Its been almost 6 months since I started my new job but every day is a roller coaster. I probably make it that way because I am super hard on myself but not anymore.

I could go on but I think everyone gets the point. I feel as though my intentions should always be pure and from the heart so maybe I should really focus on that this year. Of course a few other things are on my agenda. I fully intend to keep my saving journey going. I actually have a little goal for myself. This could be seen as a resolution I guess but I see it as a part of my no spending journey. I’m not going to buy myself anything new or unnecessary (clothing wise) until March 1st.

I’ll keep you posted how well that goes… I did purchase the new tone it up work outs but that is part of my self betterment plan.

Happy New Year!

Farewell 2016

Love under the mistletoe

This last weekend was good. Really good. Time spent with great friends while ringing in the new year. Snow was on the ground. Yummy drinks in hand and delicious food in our bullies. 

I loved 2016. 2016 holds big steps for L and I. We bought a freakin house in 2016! We started life goal chats. I started a completely new career. I wouldn’t change 2016 for anything (personally). 

But even with the accomplishments of 2016 I’m really excited to see what 2017 has in store. I’m sure there will be bad along with the good but that’s life. I’m not hoping to top 2016 but 2017 you have a lot to live up to. 

Happy New Year!