2020 Intentions

December 18, 2019
We're one week away from Christmas and two weeks from the start of a new year! I'm sure many of you feel the same as I do about this fresh start - eager, excited and hopeful! Even though I don't want to treat my life as some sort of to do list, I think intentions are a nicer way of saying goals. A dream without a plan is a just a wish and I think the start of the year is the best time to make plans for those dreams! 
  • Become more informed. This being an election year, I want to truly be informed. While I love my snippets of information from my daily reads, I'm making it a goal of mine to listen to Up First from NPR which has 10 to 15 minute segments and Skimm This since it's available after 5:00 PM - perfect for my commutes to and from work!  
  • Healthy habits. For the majority of 2019 I was either nursing or pumping, so not only was I burning a ton of calories, but I really ate whatever I wanted. The other benefit was the amount of water I was consuming. Since I stopped nursing / pumping, I have really let that water consumption go down, trying to make up for it at the last minute at night. Not only do I want to increase my water intake, I want to be kinder to my body with the food I eat. I think the word I'm looking for here is balance - I'll continue to indulge in treats, but to make better choices about them is what I'm after. I also have a three month Forme Barre ambassadorship coming up that I'm really excited about and having that type exercise back in my life!
  • Growth of business(es). I have a lot of plans for both the blog and my wedding planning business that I hope to launch in 2020. So much of why I haven't done it yet is honestly due to not having enough time / a real plan. I now have a plan which was half the battle, so it's putting that plan into motion that I'm really excited for. One of my favorite quotes is "Great things never come from comfort zones." Learning to expand mine!
  • Be more present. I fully intend on putting the phone down and being present with Sophia more in 2020. So often I want to capture all these moments and I feel like she'll only remember me as having a phone in my hand or putting it in her face. I always want to remember the smiles she makes or the funny things she says, I don't ever want her to feel like she's not getting my full attention or that she has to compete for it. Gary is SO good at putting his phone away and playing / being present with Sophia and I want to get better at that! 
  • Investing in myself. This year I crossed a big to do of my list which was completing a certificate program in Marketing. It took some time getting back into the groove of completing assignments again and being graded, but it was really fun learning again. I've made it a goal of 2020 to complete another certification that's a little more difficult, but one that will be a great professional milestone for me. 

While many of these aren't going to be measurable by easily crossing off the list, I know that I'll feel better accomplishing any of what is mentioned above! What are some of your goals / intentions for 2020?

24 comments

  1. You will certainly be glad you put the phone down and enjoyed those new Mommie moments! Thanks for the reminder about Skimm This! I forgot about that app and really enjoyed it this summer! Merry Christmas!

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  2. These are all such great goals/intentions for 2020! So excited to follow along and see what the new year brings for you and your family!

    Rosy Outlook

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  3. Get it girl! I need to work on being more present too, and bringing back up the water intake since I stopped nursing/pumping a few years ago.

    Green Fashionista

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  4. Congrats on completing that Marketing certification! It is so tough to go back to learning/testing for any amount of time when you have a family and a full time job! :)

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  5. Love all your goals for the new year. I have been over here thinking about mine and hope to share soon. I like your one about putting down your phone more. I need to do that for sure.

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  6. I love these intentions girlfriend! I think it’s awesome you invested in yourself this year. It inspires me! Can’t wait to hear about the Ambassadorship, I want to try a few of their classes again!
    Xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  7. These are so great! I love how you said 'be kinder to your body' - that's such a great way to think of it.

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  8. These are such great intentions to have. I have some similar things I am hoping to work on in the new year. Wishing you all the best for 2020!

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  9. These are such great intentions! I did well for a while with putting the phone away, but have been bad lately. I also want to achieve more balance and be better to myself- health-wise and mentally. Great advice and words friend!

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  10. I couldn't have written this better myself - #1 all the way and the being more present is always top of the list. Cheers to a new year! Have a great week B!

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  11. I don’t think you’ll regret a single moment of 2020 by putting these plans in the action girlfriend! The one I love the most is putting the phone down and spending more time with your family. That’s my main focus. Very proud of you.

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  12. More informed is a good one - I'm so clueless on most current / political events.

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  13. I know 2020 will be an amazing year for you!! I love all of these intentions and I love YOU!!!! XOXO, R

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  14. I love this list Biana! Definitely adding that NPR podcast to my list. It sounds like a great, quick daily listen!

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  15. Great list and so many I need to set for myself in 2020. Drinking water is at the top of that list, too!

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  16. This is a GREAT list of goals/intentions and I think will totally set you up for an amazing 2020! I'm working on my plan for next year and getting SO excited!!

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  17. How exciting that you have so many business ventures on the horizon! I also think everybody should make their intention in 2020 to put the phone away and be more present. Life flies by, and sometimes the best moments aren't captured on camera!

    Just sayin',
    Karly
    https://www.whatkarlysaid.com

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  18. Investing in myself and be more present are definitely on my list too.

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  19. These are all great goals! I can't wait to see where you take your blog in 2020!

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  20. Such a good list! I plan to work on similar things as well for 2020. Cheers to the best year yet!

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  21. I love these, especially the last two. Wishing you all the best in your goals dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  22. 2020 is going to be YOUR year, B! I'm excited to see more about these businesses of yours!I, too, have big goals for the year ahead, and there's nothing better than watching great people succeed. Happy New Year!

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