2017 Intentions

Here’s how I did with my intentions for 2017:


  • January Wellness Weekend
  • Weekend away with the kids
  • Anniversary weekend away
  • Family vacation


  • Read 30 books. (36/30)
  • Read 2 “self-help” books or books about fostering creativity. (3/2)


  • Daily Q&A
  • Post in my blog at least 5 times a month or 60 blog posts. I have neglected my blog for quite a bit of time and I would like to get into posting a little more regularly. (60/60)
  • Work through the Right to Write. (43 chapters) (43/43)
  • 500 Writing Prompts – 3 writing prompts a month (36 total) (36/36)
  • Work through Writing Better Lyrics. (2 chapters per month, 24 total) (24/24)


  • Practice and complete a daily devotional.


  • Create one new Singalong packet for my Singalongs (for work). (1/1)
  • Learn at least 3 new Classical pieces on the piano. (2/3)
  • Work on learning at least 3 of the modes. (1/3)
  • Listen to 10 classical music pieces. (3/10)
  • Earn at least 20 CMTE’s (continuing education). (19/20)

Home and Organization:

  • Complete Bonus Room Transformation.
  • Fix the other part of the deck and stain it.
  • Wash windows and glass doors in the house.
  • Go through and re-organize the pantry.


  • Inflatable Fun Factory
  • CMoe
  • Game Night
  • Movie Night
  • Gatti Town or Chuck E. Cheese
  • Make a home video with the kids.
  • Paint with the kids.


  • Provide at least 3 meals at the Ronald McDonald house. (2/3)
  • Volunteer at the soup kitchen at least once.


  • Run the 10-mile River Race in May.
  • Complete at least 5 fitness challenges. Doing these kinds of challenges helps me to keep carving out time to do something physical and it gives me a chance to focus on some areas that I feel like I need to work on. (5/5)
  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water on most days. I need to get back into the habit of drinking more water.
  • Do something active at least 3 times a week.


  • Eat at 8 new restaurants on our list of places to try. (6/8)
  • I plan to cook at least 10 international meals this year. (4/10)
  • Take at least one day to “retreat” and work on my writing, music, etc.
  • Do something nice for myself at least 20 times. (6/20)

Not too shabby, considering how busy things were this past year! I’m actually pretty excited to start my 2018 intentions.


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