New Year, New Blog

Family / Friday, January 5th, 2018

First blog post of 2018!

Normally January is the time of year where we are all coming down from the Holiday chaos, and the resolutions start pouring into our thoughts. Some of them might be shaming, demanding we do things differently with our hairs, our bodies, our lives, to become better versions of ourselves. But as one of my favorite authors, Brené Brown, states:

“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”

― Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Instead of resolutions, I like to start out the year with Intentions. What do I want the year to hold for me? What does my family need? Our 2018 Intentions look like this:

2018 Stubbs Family Intentions

-Winning Fantasy Football (it’s a big deal around here)
-Finish Contract work
-Incorporate Daily Movement

-Cultivate Sacred Relationships (stay tuned for more about this!)
-Build my Brand
-Incorporate Daily Movement
-Gratitude, Grace, Embrace

-Learn how to read
-Finish Kindergarten
-Get the Bedtime Routine down!

-Learn combination letter sounds
-Start Art Class
-Get the Bedtime Routine down!

E is almost two, so she couldn’t quite give us her intentions, but I’ll make some for her.
-Grow and Learn
-Get the Bedtime Routine down!

We write ours in a brainstorm bubble format, and post in a conspicuous place so we can see them often! I like to revisit mine quarterly so that I can adjust my goals as needed. The point of intentions is not to shame, but to be doable and encouraging.

Remember Progress, not Perfection.

With much love,


2 Replies to “New Year, New Blog”

  1. I love intentions not resolutions! Too many times resolutions don’t get done which leads to guilt which leads to shame. Just the title Intention makes you feel better about making it because it makes you feel like you’re actually going to get it done. Thank you for this!

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