Goals {The Purpose of this Blog}

1. To read the bible every day and eventually read it in its entirety.070-480

2. To read at least one book per month for the next 12 months. This may seem like a small goal to some but with all I have going on in my life, it can be very challenging to complete a book.

3. To plant a vegetable garden.

4. To be satisfied with where we’re at. No more house projects, big trips, or shopping sprees with money we don’t have or shouldn’t be spending.

5. To live simply .This is a very broad goal and is in no way measurable but it may include things such as taking my reusable grocery bag to the store with me when I shop in order to eliminate the build-up of plastic bags. Or to de-clutter the garage. Whatever it is, I know what it will look like to me.

6. To be more intentional with my time. I am not one to live by a schedule but with children you have to. There is nothing I dislike more than coming to the realization I have wasted three hours of my time on the computer or lost in daytime t.v. I am on a mission to organize my day more effectively but mostly to carve out some time for ME!

7. To find a hobby. Have blogging, working in the yard, drinking coffee, and watching comedy but I need something more. I need a real outlet for my energy. Something in which I can set goals and challenge myself. Running perhaps?

8. To clean less. Really. I spend a lot of time cleaning and tidying and sometimes maintaining a clean house consumes me. I may be bordering on OCD tendencies. LOL! And my new venture will definitely help with that. Check it out at Alysha’s Norwex

9. To cherish relationships. Whether it be with my husband, family members, or friends, I believe building relationships is key to a happy life. I am so blessed by the people God has put in my life but I do sometimes (okay, more often than not) take them for granted. My goal is to make them aware of their importance to me by spending quality time with them or blessing them in some other way.

10. To pursue some sort of higher education. I have not quite decided how this one might play out but I have a few ideas. Stay tuned.

Wow, it was exhausting just to write that list. I hope I can live up to the expectations I have for myself. I guess only time will tell.

Do you have goals you’d like to share? Link them up below.220-802


Thanks for reading,




I'm a writer, encourager, momma, wife, daughter of the king, and a loss survivor. I believe in living intentionally, setting boundaries, and holding those closest to me a little tighter. My sense of compassion and empathy are fueled by my faith in God and a strong desire to help those in need. Join me as I strive to create a better future for myself and my family as we soar from the depths of loss to new heights as overcomers.
  • http://homeandtherange.wordpress.com Victoria

    I love your list and your blog. Number 9…beautiful! I hope that you find joy in this blog and that it does help guide you through your challenges that you are faced with. May God bless you each day!

    • http://anintentionalfuture.wordpress.com mommyrenewed

      Thank you so much Victoria. God blesses me each day, sometimes it’s just difficult to see that. I hope you are blessed as well!!! Thanks for reading.

  • http://vsichalwe.wordpress.com VSichalwe

    I am having a bad day today but reading this post has actually really lifted my spirit. I think I really need to re-evaluate a few things in my life. I moved to Ghana recently because my husband is working here and I am finding hard to get the hang of things.. but I think may be I should look at things differently!! Keep writting I be waiting to read more about how things go. Also I am big on books my husband and I are like little children in a candy store when we go to a book shop. so if you want any recommendation on books or if you are reading a book and I have any knowledge about it or have read it I will be happy to let you know. Keep it up.

    • http://anintentionalfuture.wordpress.com mommyrenewed

      Thank you so much! I am glad you read my blog and enjoy it. Also, I really know how it is to be lonely in a new country. We moved to Abu Dhabi for 2 years when my daughter was 3 months old. If you need someone to vent to, I would be happy to listen. It can be so tough but there is so much beauty in experiencing the way other cultures live 🙂 Blessings!

      • http://vsichalwe.wordpress.com VSichalwe

        Hi!! May be if it gets really tough I will def try to find you and vent out for sure. I am looking forward to all your post!!