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January 3, 2014

My 2014 Vision

Hi y’all and welcome! Today I will be sharing my vision for 2014, as part 3 of Lara Casey‘s Goal Setting series. I have truly been enjoying the steps and process of setting goals for this year, and Lara takes care to do this gradually so that your goals are rooted in what matters. This particular part of the series was originally posted on her blog on Tuesday, but I needed more time to pray and wait patiently to see what my real vision for 2014 entailed. After my vision, I share my ‘yes’ and ‘no’ lists for the year. These are sprinkled with supporting links to sources that I really enjoy. Without further ado:
My 2014 Vision

I want to live each day fully, with a heart filled of gratitude and intention. I want to know that I gave my best every single day, even if ‘my best’ meant surrendering it all to God and resting in his presence. I want to live a fun life, taking initiative to do fun things and to get myself out of the house or doing fun things at home. I want to lose the rest of my excess weight, tone, and strengthen my body to be the very best that it can be. I want to come to peace with my back pain and not see it is a ‘hand I have been dealt.’ While I know I am not perfect and will make mistakes, I want to seek wisdom and do more of what I should do and less of what I shouldn’t. I want to speak life. I want to drink lots of clean water. I want to start each day in God’s presence, filling my heart and mind with His truths and seeking his plan. I want the roots of my faith to be so deep that storms and burdens cannot shake it. I want each step I take to be guided by the Holy Spirit.  I want to overcome my injury, whether it be through patience or surgery, or both. I want to blog and create and get my ideas out of my head and onto the page. I want to work hard at creating inspiring products for my Etsy shop and enjoy this stepping stone to my creative dreams. If it is not meant for my shop to eventually be my main source of income, I want to find an internship or job that challenges me but makes my heart sing, allowing me to create and inspire others and work with people who are encouraging and passionate about life. I want to love Jesus without abandon and to refuse to let earthly problems weigh me down. I want to make 2014 matter.

Based on my vision, this year I am saying “no” to:

  • Dwelling in worry and fear
  • Clutter, both physical and mental
  • Meaningless social media and shallow texting conversations
  • Processed food
  • Letting my emotions get out of control or be influenced by things I can’t control
  • Doing what I know I shouldn’t do, or sitting idly by when there is something I know I should be doing
  • Comparing myself to others or criticizing myself for not being on the traditional college path

I’m saying ‘yes’ to:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Please share your vision and lists in the comments, I’d love to read them!



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