Intentions for 2018

I’ve set resolutions in the past, the typical kind: go to the gym more; eat less ice cream; get more sleep, etc. Only to fail, put myself down for not accomplishing high standards I’ve set for myself (not achieving my idea of a perfect beach body by summer). This year I want to try something different – go into this new year knowing that I am fine, I am enough the way I am, that I intend to be kinder to myself, to find joy in small moments.

For a while now, the same thought pattern has occupied my mind, going something like “If I could only meet the right person,” “If I could only move out of my house,” “If I could only find a fulfilling job,” “If only I could make enough money to pay off loans AND be able to save,” and so on. My main intention for 2018 is to break this pattern, and to stop searching for the next thing to bring me happiness; instead, I plan to search inside myself, to think about goals for my partner and myself, but to ultimately be entirely happy with the way things are right. freaking. now.

A couple of months ago I discovered two people, or maybe I should say one person and one entity, that I believe have already had a huge impact on my life. Truthfully, I’ve been a bit hesitant to share these things on here because, well, they are a little out there – not exactly religious, but a thousand percent spiritual. The person being Jess Lively of The Lively Show, which is an incredibly inspiring podcast, and what actually introduced me to the entity – Abraham Hicks. This is all pretty new to me, so I’ll briefly say that Abraham Hicks is a channeled entity that helps people connect with their inner being, or source energy (I told you – out there). They explain that in order to achieve and manifest everything you desire, you must become a vibrational match to your inner being – in other words, be calm, appreciative, and feel joy in the present moment. I’ll delve deeper into this very large topic in another post if you guys want but, for now, (if you’re interested), YouTube Abraham Hicks to get an idea of what this is all about. It took a while for me to really buy-in, but I enjoy what I’m hearing, and hey, if it makes me feel good and more joyful, I’m on board.

As I said, not exactly a resolution, but something I intend to practice every single day. Please share your 2018 intentions in the comments, and I’d love to know if you have ever heard about or listened to Jess Lively or Abraham!



  1. January 10, 2018 / 5:02 am

    I think the only resolutions i have is just go to a 4 year college (which I’m almost there, just need to send off some things and pray that I get in) and just read more and also get my driver’s licence. Other than that that’s it

  2. Celyn
    January 20, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Good plan, hope 2018 is the best year! x

  3. Turid Dulin
    January 29, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I searched for so many years for that which would fill the hole in my heart for what would make happy and give me JOY. One day I realized it is only God. I can’t remember why or what brought me that realization but I have been traveling the pathway to growth, learning and most importantly PEACE with whatever comes. I have gone from a “normal” church where I was still always searching for more fullfillment to recently the most amazing nondenominational church I could ever imagine. No preaching but lots of teaching and worship. When I look back I can see my road though I often.was not aware of the changes at the time. I have practiced gratitude for many years and tried to see positives, though often not easy. Now things are coming together in my head and heart despite many trials and not so wonderful situations. The best is there is NO FEAR when we totally trust Christ with our lives and surrender to him.
    Sending you love Sarah. Turid in Memphis.

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