Recap of 2017

My Intentional Year

At the start of 2017, I felt a tinge towards moving in a new direction. But nothing was making me move, nothing was out of whack, nothing NEEDED to be CHANGED, improved, sure. So that’s where I started- improvement. I chose a word of the year for the first time ever- Intentional was my #woty for 2017. I wanted to be intentional with my time, money, and choices. I wanted to improve my mental health, relationships, and physical health. And I did- I made many improvements throughout the year. But it wasn’t enough!

Here’s what I did in 2017 that was a starting point to lead me to my 2018 changes. Preface each of these with INTENTION/AL

  • Life
    • Keeping a calendar
      • Paper, White board, Digital
    • Social Media
      • Limiting time
  • Eating
    • Healthier
    • Things I enjoy
  • Self Care
    • Reading
    • Spiritual Growth

How things panned out:

  • Life
    • Keeping a calendar
      • Paper, White board, Digital
        • I bought a beautiful Plum Paper planner– I used it diligently until the summer, then I lost interest. Trying it again this year! With amazing erasable markers to make it prettier and more fun.
        • I bought a magnetic weekly dry erase calendar that looks like a chalk board similar to this. I have been using it and mostly keeping it up to date for the entire year.  I utilized erasable chalk markers to make life easier. *
        • I utilized my Android calendar and linked it with my husbands and it is so nice to see both our activities in one place! We will keep this up.
    • Social Media
      • Limiting time
        • I tried the apps, I tried self-control, I failed.
  • Eating
    • Healthier
      • Eating cleaner. I had a hard time self-regulating so I turned to Weight Watchers in March. And for the year, I am down 12 lbs. I think I will keep at it a while longer. But for now, I am enjoying the HOLIDAYS!
    • Things I enjoy
      • I LOVE food. Cooking it and eating it. I like good food, food to savor. I like trying new things. I signed up for a meal service- Plated. I get 1-2 meal boxes delivered per month depending on their menus and our schedule. I also have enjoyed cooking meals for only ME! Intentionally making myself a priority. This WILL keep happening.
  • Self Care
    • Reading
      • I never considered myself an avid reader but I do like to escape into a good book every now and again. I read a few fiction/non-fiction but fun books, a few self-improvement books, a few business books and a few spiritual books this year. Probably totaled less than 12 books but it was nice, quiet, and reflective with no pressure. I hope to keep this going. 
    • Spiritual Growth
      • I had every intention of starting a bible study or a bible reading app or doing a rosary each day. I failed.

 

Overall, I think my year (as it falls under being more INTENTIONAL)  went pretty well. I will give myself a solid C+. Room for improvement but some good work was done.

It set me up for a few big changes coming in 2018 and I will reveal those when the new year gets closer. 🙂

With Love and Honesty-

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