January 9, 2014

Setting Intentions

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Last year, I posted how I was GOING TO OWN 2013! I didn't set resolutions to break, but rather stated how I wanted and would make 2013 my year. I must say, while I didn't keep to everything I planned on 'owning', I think I did OWN 2013 :). It seems a common theme around blogland to not set resolutions, but to see the practice as a bad one. I have to say that sometimes I agree with that sentiment, however I usually find a JOY in setting a resolution or intention for the new year. To me, there is just something so refreshing about turning a new page of a new year.

This year, I'm setting intentions. I'm sure I'll add to them throughout the year and possible fail to complete what I intend to do. 2014 will be the year of intentions, both my and God's of course. 2013 ended up being the surprise year of my life, so I'm sure God has a few surprises in store for me this year too.

Here are the things I intend to do in 2014!!!!

I intend to expand my vocabulary. After reading *THIS* article I realize how DUMB I choose to sound. Totes, amazeballs and I KNOW, right are getting the boot [unless I'm impersonating someone] and I intend to try to add some new words to my repertoire. Hopefully *THIS* website can help a sister out.

I intend to master two intricate recipes that I can whip up for a formal dinner gathering. I'm thinking of looking to Julia Child, for a bit of help. Right now the two recipes I intend to master are Julia's Beef Bourguignon and French Onion Soup.

I intend to learn how to grant people grace. I'm not perfect, so I need to recognize that others aren't either.

I intend to figure out what I want to do next in life job-wise. There needs to be a change, I just don't know what it will yet. That needs to change.

I intend to read devotionals every other month. I know I can't commit to a monthly devotional, I get too distracted [bad on me of course], but figure two months to complete one devotional should be adequate time.

I intend to stretch and take deep breaths daily. Flexibility is key in life, as is remaining calm. These two intentions should serve me well in the future.

What are your intentions/resolutions/thoughts for the New Year?!?!

11 comments:

Nikki said...

I LOVE this! I am posting tomorrow about goals I have for this month! I just posted recently about 2014 broad goals but now its go time and time to get intentional!

Nikki said...

PS. Baby brain moment! HA! I read that article about sounding dumb and I agree with you we all need to clean up how "dumb we sound" I know I am making more of an effort in the same area!

Jenn said...

I love that you're setting intentions. I think it's a great way to give yourself something to look towards doing, and making it actually happen!

Illegally Blonde said...

Love the every other month devotional... that I could handle too.

The Pink Growl said...

I need the deep breaths and the grace too! I looooove that picture! It's just inspiring.

Alisha said...

HAHA!! I just read the article from the Huffington Post... seriously laughing over here. They are all SO true (although, I am a tad embarrassed that I didn't even know a few of the phrases, maybe I should be happy about that?!)

Your intentions sound perfect!! Here is to an awesome 2014!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love the idea of mastering a couple of fancy recipes and also stretching each day! I think I'm going to add these to my list for 2014 :)

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

Stretching is such a pain for a muscle girl like me, but I agree, it's so important. I may start doing some of the excercises that hang on our coffee kitchen wall at work :-) Love your intentions, Pinky, and I totally think they're doable!

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

Stretching is such a pain for a muscle girl like me, but I agree, it's so important. I may start doing some of the excercises that hang on our coffee kitchen wall at work :-) Love your intentions, Pinky, and I totally think they're doable!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Those are really great intentions. I love the dining one of course. Stretching is so important, I don't do it enough either.

Janna Renee said...

I'm working on the job thing this year too! I think you can manage all of these ;)