The secret to a successful 2014. Intend. Don’t Resolve.


Just Say No to Resolutions.

I don’t believe in resolutions.

How can I resolve to do anything for an entire year when I really have no idea what type of changes life has in store?

Intentions. Now that’s more my speed. I like the idea of intentions. Things I intend to do — things I want to focus on in my life right now — if life changes, and these things are no longer a priority, then its not a failure.

Life is better when you intend for action instead of resolve for an end result. That whole seeing the trees from the forest quote comes to mind.

When we look at things as intentions we view our own actions as we are doing them and learn from the process. When we set resolutions, we lose sight of the process and focus blindly on the goal.

We learn from doing, so this year I want to focus on what I’m doing, not what I want to have done.

My 2014 list of intentions

  • not be ashamed of happiness
  • embrace joy
  • tell my story
  • be in love
  • nurture the good things in my life
  • slow down each day
  • rest during rest time
  • drink water all the time
  • eat meals at regular intervals
  • sleep to the best of my ability
  • only keep things I know to be useful or beautiful
  • have a schedule, so that when I don’t have something specific to do, I have something specific I can be doing.
  • scrapbook the way I want to
  • believe in the ability of others
  • put all of myself into my obligations and let my passions flow through them.
  • read from a book every day
  • visit more states
  • write a story


I’ll be looking at my intentions this year through the lens of my One Little Word: Heroine. 2014 will be the year that I embrace the fact that I am the hero of my own story, and that’s pretty damned cool.  I’ll be sharing more of my own One Little Word journey next week.


What are your intentions for 2014?