With the start of each new year, I like to compile a list of goals or resolutions to accomplish. While I’d like to say I keep up with them every year, to be honest, they typically fall to the wayside. I get so busy and so caught up with life that I sometimes forget what resolutions I even set on January 1st. Please tell me I’m not the only one….
As I’m coming up with my goals I also like to reflect on the previous year. I like to think about what went well, what didn’t, and what I can still improve on. 2016 was one of my favorite years to date (you can read my favorite moments of 2016 here) I worked my butt off and accomplished many of my goals, both personally and professionally. That’s not to say there weren’t struggles, because believe me, there were. There were times I let certain situations get the best of me. There were times I felt insecure and there were definitely times I felt not good enough. But, as always, I pushed through and came out better than I was at the beginning of the year. That counts for something, right?!
Anyways, as I was thinking about 2017 I decided I want to do things a bit differently this year. For 2017 I wanted to come up with one single word to live my year by. There were a few that I had come up with, but one kept popping up in the back of my mind. The word I chose can be applied to every aspect of my life. So without further adieu, my word for the year is…..
I want every part of my life to have purpose. I want to live in such a way that every step is intentional and getting me one step closer to where I want to be. My resolution this year is to live with the best intentions in every aspect of my life. I want to be intentional with my time. Some days I feel like I don’t use my time efficiently. I want to be more organized so that I am being purposeful with my time. Speaking of time, I want to be intentional on how I spend my time. I admit, I am attached to my cellphone. And sometimes that makes me miss out on someone’s company or a special moment. This year I want to be better about that. I want to be able to enjoy moments as they’re happening and not behind my phone screen. I want to be intentional about the content I bring to Life With Emily. I want to bring content that you all want to see and enjoy… and that I enjoy producing. And I want to be intentional with my relationships. I want to deepen those relationships and continue building a solid foundation with friends and family. Being intentional in all aspects of my life with help me accomplish goals that I set for myself throughout the year.