INTENTIONAL IN 2018 | 2018 goals

if you remember my very first intentional in 2018 | 2018 new year's resolutions post, you'll know that it was an overview of my 2018 word - INTENTIONAL - & it also shed a little light in the areas i wanted to really focus in on in 2018. tonight (& last night) i delved a little deeper into each of those areas & made goals for what i really want to accomplish in 2018. i am really excited for these goals & i CANNOT wait to see them come to fruition. 

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intentional minimalism:
- have a living room space
- be able to pack all of our belongings into 5 totes
these two things go hand in hand, BUT are completely different. the have a living room space refers to our current living room space in my grandma's basement. i would love to be able to organize up her extra room downstairs & move the things she doesn't use very often into that room so that we have a space that is freed up so we can invite friends over & spend time together downstairs. 
as for our personal belongings-- we only have a handful of things, but as we've lived with my grandmother for the last six months, we've found that a lot of our things we just don't use... ever. like they've been in our totes for the entire time we've lived here. (so obviously we don't use that stuff or need that stuff)

intentional storytelling:
- slow down & really take time to be creative during shoots
- blog every session
i have been itching to be more creative during shoots. i want to push myself to be better each shoot. i feel like i've been a little bit complacent, so i want to slow down & take some creative liberties during shoots. i want to not be afraid to try new things. 
i also want to blog every session because what's storytelling if i only let the pictures do the talking. sure, they say 1000 words, but they only tell the EXACT moment they were taken. not the moments leading up or the moments after. i want to share those stories.

intentional frugality:
- parker & i have chosen a specific number goal we've chosen that we would like to net in 2018. parker has asked to not share specific numbers in blog posts, so to respect him, i will leave this at that.
- get out of all of our debt

intentional education:
- read 1 book per week
(this is all i could think of for now-- we are trying REALLY hard to save money this year, so if you have any free educational experiences you know/love, send them my way!!)

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intentional spirituality:
- read scriptures, pray, & journal DAILY
i've really slaaaaacked in this so lately, so i'm for, for, for sure trying to be very intentional in these simple areas this year.

intentional health practices:
- 5+, 5+, 5+
- no soda or chocolate
- eat out less
- eat less dairy
the 5+, 5+, 5+ is a fitness challenge that my dad posed to all of us this year. the first week of the year we are supposed to do 5 push-ups, 5 sit-ups, 5 squats every week day. then the next week you add five (so 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 squats), then five more the next week, etc., etc. so by the end of the year we are ripped. everyone in the family joined in & three days in we are going strong!!!
no soda or chocolate. this one will be hard/easy for me. i lovvvvve soda. but i know how terrible it is for me. so, giving that up will be kind of hard. but i don't like chocolate. it makes me sick. my aunt threw this challenge out & i'm always up for a challenge. so i jumped right in. 
eat out less. this one is going to be WAAAAAAAY hard. i am just so..... lazy. i hate cooking & i am terrible at making breakfasts + lunches. so i want to be MUCH better at this in 2018. 
eat less dairy. like three days ago, i read that cutting dairy helps people with PCOS with their acne. i'm giving this one about six months & if i see no change, i'm quitting this one. hahah. but i'm really, really, really going to try my best to cut dairy & make an effort to really strict with this one.

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