monthly intentions : December 2016



Setting December Intentions

If you haven’t been following for long you might not know this, but I used to have a feature called Monday Mantra where I would set my intentions for the upcoming week ahead. I decided I want to revisit this, but instead go bigger and set goals and just share my general thoughts on the upcoming month ahead. We can all look back together at the end of the month in a recap later, as well!

1 | Go to Paris with an open mind and experience my first solo trip fully. To some my upcoming trip might not be a big deal, but this is the first time I’ll have not only traveled on a trip solo, but done so internationally! I hope that I can rise to the challenge of any sort of fear or apprehension I may experience in the next week, and allow myself to enjoy this new experience wholly.

2 | Continue to create tangible art at least once a week. Creating things to share with you guys has helped me immensely in finding my way back to my artistic roots, and I hope to keep hold of that kite tail. Seriously, have you seen the DIY posts lately? I want to keep making things that I can be proud of, so that you can make things you can be proud of!

3 | Be better with my time. I think this is something I’ve included in every goal list I’ve ever made, but damn if I don’t actually want to be better with my time. After leaving one of my jobs I now have so much extra time in my schedule that I know I’m not using properly or to the best of my ability. I don’t want to get too deep on ya here, but I think I’ve been going through this phase lately where I’m more “aware of my mortality” and just how much of a waste it is to do nothing with the limited amount of time we have.

4 | Keep putting out an image that is true to myself. I plan to make a post that expands on this further because I think it’s something that is warranted, but I’ve noticed lately that social media has become so overly curated that there’s almost no point. I get that no one wants to be caught looking ugly for the whole world to see on a format that could potentially last till the end of time (not to scare you, but the internet will definitely outlive us), but damn if people are just completely losing their personalities in an attempt to look perfect. Every post is for a share or some ad promotion, and that’s not how I want to live. I’m a real person and I want to connect that underlying realness to your underlying realness, and I hope I continue to maintain that view no matter where blogging takes me.

What are your goals and intentions for December?


  1. Rachel December 5, 2016 / 10:18 am

    OMG congrats on #1!! You are going to love it. I feel like I didn’t have the chance to travel enough alone in my twenties and it’s so important!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

      December 6, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      thank you! I’ve been before but never on my own! and I’m sure you can still take trips solo now! 😉 x

  2. Michaela December 5, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Aww I’m so happy for you! Paris?! That’s amazing 🙂 I’m sure you will do great and I look forward to seeing photos from your trip. I can completely relate to the social media reflections, however, if you look at it as more of a way to attract people to your blog then it makes it a little more fun!

      December 6, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      I’ll definitely try to look at it with that mindset instead, because everything has started to look very insincere. x

  3. Danielle @ Follow My Gut December 5, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    I love these, especially being better with your time and creating more art. But um, that traveling one is the BEST! Paris is going to be so exciting and you’re really going to discover some awesome things about the city, and yourself. I can’t wait to read all about your adventures!!!

  4. Kendra December 5, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Congrats on your first solo trip to Paris! That is beyond awesome, and I think it’s very brave as well. I hope you have a great time. I absolutely loved this post. I could definitely relate to #3 and #4. After a family friend and neighbor passed away just before Thanksgiving, I was reminded of how short life really is and how we need to cherish each day we are alive. Also, I had some down time over the holiday to think of what makes my brand/business different and I realized how much I cherish authenticity. Instagram has almost gotten insane these days, and it’s always good to hear of other people who just want to be real.

  5. Niccolea December 5, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I can relate to the time management goal. Ever since I’ve been out of school I feel like I have not gotten nearly as much done as I should have. Hopefully both of us can make this one happen! Good luck!

  6. Shaina McGregor December 5, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Congrats on Paris! That is super exciting. I too hope to be better with my time this month. I am always so busy, and I need to do better with being strategic with my time. But, I am going to be on a break from school for a few weeks, so I am hoping to really take advantage of this time to get lots of blogging. – The Mindful Rise ->

  7. Tifani Black December 5, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    I love that you took the time to create your intentions for the month! What a great way to stay focused!

      December 6, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      thank you! I hope it helps keep me on track. x

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