Heading into 2019 like…

Hey there friends!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve hopped on here or given you anything to read, but today is the day that ends (I am so excited to be back on here!!).

You guys, I am really excited about this post because not only is it the last day of 2018, but this post is dedicated to sharing what other people have to say!

Tonight is New Years Eve and I am sure many of you are making New Years resolutions/goals/intentions. I, for one, am definitely making New Years intentions and I am excited to say that I will be making a special New Years Day post that will be all about them (come back and read it tomorrow).

However, today I will be sharing with you what other people have set as their New Years intentions and goals. So, if you are still struggling getting into the headspace to set your intentions, I hope this can help! Today’s post will be split into two different blogs: this one that has three shorter intentions from different people, and then another one with one longer piece from one person (so make sure to read both! You don’t want to miss out).

Shout out to all the amazing ladies that decided to help me out and share a little bit about what their 2019 will be looking like. I hope all of you enjoy these as much as I did!

* Some of these posts will be anonymous.

Note: some posts were edited for clarity and length.


For me, 2018 was a season of transition – I was finishing my university degree, moving back to Calgary indefinitely, and searching for my first position as a teacher.

After a summer of uncertainty, and definitely more prayer than ever before, I was fortunate enough to be hired at the last minute to an awesome school and department. God is good. So this year, in light of all the blessings (but also the trials and tribulations), I have set my word of the year as foundation.

I will be setting out in 2019 to establish the foundations for this season of life – in my faith, my community, my relationships, my career, and my self-care. For some of these goals/intentions, it will mean that I need to step out of my comfort zone and do things that make me uncomfortable – like making new friends in an environment that already has an established community. For other goals/intentions, it will mean cultivating and establishing habits and routines that I already have in place.

Regardless of how I go about living out my intentions, I hope that I will be able to establish the foundations that will serve myself and those around me in years to come and help me live in the way that God has planned for me. ~Mikayla Kwan


An intention of mine for the new year is to be kinder, to myself and to others. To be more present in the moment and try not to rush through life.

I spend a lot of time waiting for the next big event and often find myself missing out on things because I’m too focused on what’s next instead of enjoying the journey.
I feel as if I’m in a season of growth right now, not only physically but mentally and spiritually.

I love the beginning of a new year because it comes with so much hope and excitement.
The fresh start that the new year brings is always something I’ve been attracted to, but something I’ve never fully committed to.

This year I will intentionally practice stillness and patience with myself, others, and things I cannot change. ~KG


INTENTION: Purpose; fixed design; end or aim; project. 

Well, the obvious, my intention is to exercise. But I don’t want to work out for the goal of looking better. I could lie and say it’s for my “self confidence”, but that just sounds too prideful for me. Instead my goal could be feeling the strength of my muscles simply by walking as opposed to wanting to be in the gym growing my *ss (my pride might get in the way if I did that). 

No, in all seriousness all I can come back to is Proverbs 31. To have the purpose of laying a good foundation to become a woman of Christ. A foundation that through Christ, I continue to build on for the rest on my life. A fixed design that by continual repentance, study, and meditation I come closer to being a woman of Christ, although it may seem out of grasp. 

Perhaps, in the future, as I look back on this New year’s intention I will see that I have laid a foundation so that  “the heart of [my] husband does safely trust in [me]” (Proverbs 31:11). Perhaps, somewhere down the road, in the fifth year of  taking aim at becoming this “virtuous” woman I will , “speak with wisdom and faithful instruction [will be on my] tongue” (Proverbs 31:26). And then in the tenth year, “[I will] open [my] arms to the poor and extend [my] hands to the needy” (Proverbs 31:20). And eventually, 20 years from now, “[my] children will arise and call [me] blessed” (Proverbs 31: 28). 

I aim to have an end that is not in vain (like my own beauty), nor to have favour that is full of deceit. What I really aim for is to have a price that is far above rubies (and maybe a great *ss)


I hope these intentions were helpful of you to get into the right mind-space to focus on your own intention for 2019. I personally LOVED reading them and I was inspired hearing what other people are striving for in 2019.

Don’t forget to go read the second part of this post in “Heading into 2019 like… 2.0”


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