2014 Intentions

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had (or for those lucky ones is still having) a wonderful holiday!

For me the holidays were a whirl wind of spending time with friends and  family, eating as much as possible and getting more sleep than I really do need.  It was actually the perfect holiday, so perfect that all attempts at blogging were quickly replaced with another nap or meal. I rarely took pictures except of the pups I was dog sitting to send to their parents and my lap top was starting to collect dust because I found every excuse not to bother with internet. Now don’t be crazy, I would check facebook, twitter and instagram on my iPhone.  I just allowed myself a little break, one where work, blog, emails and everything else from my daily life could wait another day.  I didn’t bother with inspirational quotes or quirky new year notes, although I did enjoy reading the ones posted by everyone else! I just unplugged and re-charged my batteries.

The great thing about starting a new year is that you can wipe the slate clean, it’s an opportunity to let go off all the things that weren’t working and set intentions of being a more awesome version of yourself in the new year.  I am really big on resolutions, in fact, I’ve been known to make quarterly resolutions. Some have been on the list for years, some I find easy to accomplish and most are just there to remind myself of what’s important to me. A few days ago I decided not to make any resolutions because I was reading a lot of posts about how they might make you feel bad when you don’t achieve them and well they all had a point but then I said, “Who am I kidding?, I love coming up with resolutions!” so I made a list of “intentions” for 2014.  Whether I cross them all off by 2015 is irrelevant, what’s important to me is that the intention is out there and by being out there, it will guide me to keep trying to achieve them.

The intentions in no particular order are:

Volunteer more (the dream would be to do mission work)

Live in California (that’s been on the list forever)

Be greener (and not just by recycling)

Take lessons for the following: Sewing, Golf, Cooking

Be healthier (and pay more attention to the products and brands I use)

Work on a farm (with live animals)

Build my Stella & Dot business to make double what I did in 2013

Clean out my storage locker and re-decorate my spare room

Those seem to be enough intentions for right now, although I’m sure the minute I hit publish something else will pop in my head. Whether you are a fan of making resolutions or just waiting for the gym to die down again so you don’t have to wait until your favourite machine is free, January is a great time for reflection. A way to make sure that you are on the right track and a time to make small changes if you aren’t.  I have one last intention and that’s to blog more of course!  Cheers to 2014 intentions!

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