February Intentions

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lamentations 3:22-23 reads: "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

That Scripture certainly rang true this morning. There's something about turning the calendar to a new month that makes me feel as if I have a fresh start. I guess that's why I love New Year's Eve and New Year's Day so much, too.

This morning I hit the reset button. For me, January was a pretty mediocre month. I didn't work toward my goals with true gumption and grit. Don't get me wrong, plenty of great stuff happened last month. I hosted two successful See Jane Write events, launched my e-course How to Write and Have a Life, and my blog landed me a spot on a local television show. I also spent quality time with many of my best girlfriends, including a girls weekend in at Atlanta where I participated in the Hot Chocolate 5K.

Will run for chocolate!

But there's so much on January my to-do list that remains undone. I slacked on my morning ritual, I slacked on exercise, I slacked on cleaning, I slacked on blogging, and I slacked on building my business. Also, I didn't spend time as much time with my family or my husband as I would have liked.

But this new month brings new mercies. I get to try again. We all do.

Here are my intentions for February:

  • Better promote my e-course through blogging, social media, television appearances, features on popular websites, networking and speaking engagements.
  • Write in my prayer journal daily.
  • Streamline and strengthen my online presence
  • See Melissa Harris-Perry on my birthday. (Yes, that's actually going to happen!)
  • Improve my eating habits.
  • Walk/run 100 miles.
  • Clean up my hard drive. 
  • Buy a new phone and more iCloud storage (The struggle is real).
  • Clean and wash my car (It's so gross).
  • File my taxes (Taxes are gross, too). 
  • Recycle 2014 magazines. 
  • Organize my closet, drawers, journals, makeup and toiletries. 
  • Have a girls day out with my mom. 
  • Have a great Valentine's Day weekend with my husband. 
  • Attend TEDxBirmingham as an senior educator fellow.

What are your goals for February? 


  1. Great goals Javacia! (You are very ambitious!) My goals are to keep writing my WIP, solicit at least 5 agents a week for my finished novel, have friends over for dinner (my goal for 2015 is to have one casual dinner party a month), and run 3X a week. And I should probably clean my car out too! (It's also pretty gross!) :)

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