Monday, January 27, 2014

2014: Purpose

I didn't set goals for 2014 before the year began. I'm not big on new year's resolutions because I feel like I shouldn't need a new year to change something. To be. To do. To go. If it needs to be different, muster up the courage to do it now. Why wait? However, this year has felt different. I'm happily living in 2014, and thankful that 2013 with it's rough, bumpy patches is a closed book.

We are three weeks into 2014. I've been pondering my goals and dreams for the year. Naturally I wanted to make a list. Write it out. And, I've been thinking about a word for this year. My word to dwell on. A word that sums up my goals and dreams-


I want to live life on purpose in 2014. To be purposeful with my words, actions and deeds. To purposefully savor every hug from Jonah. To find my purpose, and use my creativity and talents for good. The true definition of purpose is, "the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists". I want to be intent upon life.

Living intentionally. Being all here for my Husband and Son.

Here are a few goals for this fresh, new year:

1. Date night with Jeremy once per week. Eating in, or out. Just eating WITH him is the plan. Reconnecting and building a better relationship together.
2. Making the mundane weeknight routine more interesting. Taking Jonah to feed the ducks before dinner. Staying up late on a random Thursday to get an ice cream cone in our PJ's. Living for the weekend makes the weeks insignificant. I want to make the long evenings alone with Jonah count.
3. Take our first vacation as a family of 3 this summer.
4. More girl's nights. Coffee with friends. Saturday junking. Build and foster friendships with women who inspire me. Put effort into being a friend.
5. Begin serving in some capacity at church.
6. Go all in for the big dream.
7. Use my creativity, and creative talents to learn something new. Quilting. Sewing. Painting. Cooking. Baking. Pottery. Graphics. Web design. Pick one and do it. Learn more.
8. Memorize (and read!) more scripture that is applicable to my life. Study the word.
9. Walk away from the iPhone & social media before and after work hours, until Jonah is tucked snugly in bed.
10. Purchase and test different skincare products (a new one per month!). Without guilt.

Here's hoping for a very purposeful 2014, y'all!

What are you dreaming of and planning for 2014?


  1. This is so inspiring. I love your word of the year! That's such a great alternative to a resolution.
    Sure wish I was closer to Texas to help you fulfill those girls nights & coffee dates! Love watching you soar, my sweet, beautiful friend.

  2. I love this. Awesome goals for an awesome woman and friend. I can't wait to see what this year holds for you, it's going to be a great year!