Here to encourage you on your own bold pursuit of intentional living as I live out my own. I’m passionate about non-toxic living and simplifying our lives so we’re free to focus on the moments that really matter.
Anddd here we are in - 2022! If we’re not careful, time is going to keep going by faster and faster. Everyone says time flies by quickly when you’re older, but now I am really seeing that to be true (not calling myself old, but each year I swear time goes by faster!!). Knowing that, I’ve realized I really need to be careful with how I am spending my time.
I think for probably the first time in my life, I’m fully at a point where I know what I want, what I like and I’m comfortable saying no to what I don’t want. Honestly, it feels amazing. I'm so content and confident. And with that, I really want to focus on being intentional this year and focus on what matters. Huge areas of growth and focus this year will be my relationship with the Lord, with Dom, on health & fitness and in how I spend my free time! All in all…simple. I want a year that is simple.
To me, it sounds really exciting haha! I was stoked on January 1st and writing this about halfway into January, I am still so excited about 2022! However, as I am giving y'all an insight into this year and what I am hoping it will look like, something I am struggling with is pressures to post online constantly because ultimately, what I want for my life, minus a few big dreams, are pretty simple. I am not frequently shopping or testing new products to give reviews on, I don’t have drama in my life, I don’t have TV shows I frequently watch to discuss with y’all…sometimes I feel like there isn’t much going on to share on my Instagram stories and I just end up sharing the same thing. I am aware that that's literally the smallest thing to let be of concern to me, but I do want to be better about showing up online, but then I think about that and I get bogged down with the how. So, that's something that's been running through my mind, and while I want to live much less of my life offline than on, I do still want to show up and create helpful, inspiring content. So I'm brainstorming how I can do that!!
Anyways…that’s just a bit about where I am right now! Here’s a more specific look at some of my goals:
I am using The Bible Recap to read through the entire Bible and I am SO excited. The pandemic was really hard on my relationship with the Lord and I found myself really intimidated trying to read the Bible and honestly, really frustrated, too. I’ve always wanted to read the entire Bible and never have, so I figured there’s no better time than now!
We almosttt did this last year, but we started to slack by the end of the year. We packed our schedules too much during the last few months of the year and especially during busy weeks, we’d let it slide because we were tired or we prioritized our work. We saw how quickly we’d feel distant when we didn’t spend that time together (even with us eating dinner together every night) and want to make sure it’s a priority each week.
Mobility is a huge focus for me! I’ve got some flexibility issues lol and I think we can just leave it at that!!! Recovery and rest are just as important as training and this year it WILL be a priority! Last year I finally focused on rest and saw how much it benefited me, so I’m excited to put that much attention to recovery, as well.
I’ve had chronic headaches for seven years now and made huge strides in 2021. However, I definitely still get them and unfortunately, I’m dealing with some other symptoms due to how I used to manage them (too many pills!). I’m ready to focus on everything that’s been “going wrong” in my body this year and prioritize whatever I need to do to feel 100% by the end of this year.
I established really healthy work life boundaries that I’m proud of in 2021, but I didn’t use my free time well at all. 2021 had so much change and it really wore me out lol I think I was just so tired by the end of the day that all I wanted to do was scroll on my phone…and I did that waaaay too much. There are so many things I love to do with my time that really fill me up and I want to get back to doing those this year.
I’m using the Cladwell app to log my outfits so that I can both get a better understanding of my style and how often I’m wearing my clothes. I got way better toward the end of the year about getting dressed for the day and I'm excited to see what I'm wearing the most!
I LOVE marathons and hopefully will be running them for a very long time, but I’d like to try something different this year! I’ve been thinking about a few different things…and I can’t decide on what. Or maybe I can’t commit haha! We'll see what I end up with!