Living each day intentionally

Out of all the things the recent years have taught me, one thing I can share with you is time does not wait for anyone. Whether you let it pass while watching a Netflix series or use it by crossing off a task that you have been putting off is up to you.


What’s your New Year’s resolution?  Does it really have to only begin in January? Could it start when you decide to finally do it? Our resolutions often become quick start-ups that end back up on the drawing board. How about focusing on your deeper intentions for yourself?  Let’s ask ourselves the questions that dig deep, that truly make us happy and whole. Is there something out there that you are dying to do? Again, time does not wait for anyone. What are you waiting for?

Let’s make this New Year all about your own self-fulfillment and joy. You create a bigger impact when you feel whole. You have a bigger part of yourself to share.  By fulfilling your own needs you are able to spread your wings to help others. It is a journey. No matter where you are, make sure that you are living your life to the fullest. This helps ensure that you stay on the road to your desired lifestyle. 

Let each moment lead you to do the tasks to support your goal of financial freedom. Every step you take, every chunk of time you dedicate or moment you let pass lead toward or away from what makes you whole. The ripple effect could turn into waves when you are focused.  Then again, it could turn into some sort of rain shower when you are distracted. 


Picture yourself in your retirement days. Envision the place, the task at hand, and the people around you.  Work on tasks now that will get you to your 3-year goal. 

A good start is to seek a financial advisor with your shared values.  Someone who could understand every step and considerations that women go through at every stage of their life.  The beginning of the year is a great time to see where your money is and to get an idea of the road ahead. See where you are and double-check that what you are doing is still driving you to your end goal. 

The main idea, when thinking about intentions, are the stepping stones to get you to your end goal. 

My daughter has a goal to become a therapist. She has several stepping stones along the way. Going to school, meeting people in the same profession, and finding non-profit organizations with internships allow her to learn more about her newfound profession. Living with intent is to continuously strive for the end goal without the loss of interest. 

Maybe for you, it is something a little less life-changing. It can be wanting to spend more time with your friends and loved ones now that the world has opened up more. Scheduling lunch with friends, visiting places that are still on your “to be seen” list, and finding a new group with similar interests as you. These are all choices that can be made in your best interest. Living with intent is making sure that you are happy and are living your life best life.

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