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 comment:

  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!) :)