Intentions for 2019 – Goals and Resolutions

Hello and happy 2019, everybody!!

I’ve been a bit absent since the beginning of December (and if I’m being truthful, this whole semester), but after a much-needed winter break spent in France, I’m back and ready to blog! (Posts about my travels will be coming very, very soon!)

Given that I make monthly grad school goals posts, it should come as no surprise that I really like making New Year’s resolutions. However, I’m changing it up a little bit – I decided to set intentions for 2019. I’ve got a handful of concrete goals for this year, but I also have more fluid, moldable intentions that I’ve set for myself for this upcoming year. These intentions will serve as the foundation for my monthly grad school goals, so y’all will be able to follow my progress too 🙂

If you’ve already set your intentions for the New Year, I’d love to know what they are and if you haven’t, I hope this inspires you do so!

Intentions for 2019


  1. Get a 4.0 in Spring 2019
  2. Complete at least one research project for/with a professor
  3. Complete my internship in Fall 2019 with flying colors
  4. Graduate with my MSW

Health & Fitness

  1. Run an 8-minute mile
  2. Do 10 proper pushups
  3. Nail the headstand without the wall
  4. Run a 5k in 26 minutes or less


  1. Spend less than $x/month on food and groceries
  2. Reach $x for the “Payment History” of my student loans by the end of 2019
  3. After loans are subtracted, have at least $x in savings by the end of 2019
  4. Invest $x in Acorns by the end of 2019

*The goals are here but the numbers/amounts are personal, so I’ve kept those out

Lifestyle & Personal

  1. God comes first – pray, meditate, reflect, bible study, church, worship
  2. Practice sustainability consistently – recycle; less fast fashion; natural beauty and cleaning products; produce less waste
  3. Get to a good place with my mental health – take my medicine; see a therapist/psychiatrist; talk with friends

Other Goals for 2019

  1. Financially invest in the blog [X – did you notice the new URL?? 🙂 ]
  2. Watch less Netflix
  3. Read at least 15 books on the 100 Book Bucket List Poster
  4. Do/buy something for myself 1x month that helps me reach these goals

Thanks for reading and check back soon for more.

Until next time,


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