It's already day 5 of 2016 and I'm still trying to get it together! Not everyone is a fan of New Year Resolutions, but I actually really like them. Deciding to do take on a new challenge, or attempt to change an area of your life is super commendable. For 2015, one of my resolutions was to donate $50 each month to charity. I was in a financially stable space and really felt led to help others. For 2016, I plan to continue to help charities but in other aspects-- like donating time and other resources other than money. But the resolution at the top of my list this year is to be more intentional in life.
With everything happening in the world now days, it can be hard to focus on being purposeful. Life moves at the speed of light nowadays and when we look back on it, do we really remember anything? I mean, come May I'll have been out of college for two years and high school for six! And to add insult to injury, I can't even remember what happened during the first half of 2015 other than me going to work everyday and bombing the GMAT three times. Le sigh.
Intention can be defined as many things: being purposeful, done on purpose, deliberate, etc.
Whatever tasks, opportunities, or challenges I encounter this year I want to put my all into it. I want to be deliberate in my decision-making. I want to make sure my time is spent well. I want and plan on living this short & beautiful life to the fullest! So instead of continuing on in my lazy habits of relaxing in bed all day, I'm going to study and practice Brazilian Portuguese. Instead of just scrolling through my Instagram feed every other hour, I'm going to use that time to sink in to a new book. Instead of pinning fitness work-outs, I'm going to go outside and break a sweat. Instead of buying a new pair of shoes, I'll take that money and put it towards paying off my credit card bill or saving up for an international trip..
What I'm trying to say is that we should all take a moment to reevaluate our lives. To remember what we were once passionate about and stir up that fire again and work intentionally to keep the flame lit. It's time to be intentional about living and loving life again. So won't you join me in finding something to put your intentions and passions in this year? It'll be our best year yet!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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