In this year

I’ve been thinking through plans and goals for the next calendar year but really there’s no need to wait for January to start these things! Because really, why should life goals wait?! In this year I want to learn to be still. I want to spend more time being grateful, I want to actually get a tan from hours in and by the pool, I want to take more walks, have more date days, read more, and relax more under twinkly lights.

My life has been GO GO GO GO GO GO GO for as long as I can remember. And however fun this is, honestly, it’s exhausting. And frankly I don’t think I’m spending enough time valuing the things that really matter to me. My husband, my faith, and my dear friends. So in this, my twenty-fourth year, I will strive to be still and appreciate the things in my life that matter most. 

  • October 24, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Tami I. - I always love your open and honest heart, Emilia!! And yes, good point…why wait til the new year to achieve goals? These are the best kind of goals you know…the ones you know, should you achieve them, make all the other goals worth it. :)ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Erin A. - Emilia, happy belated birthday! My 25th was last month, and this post is a good reminder for anyone. I especially agree with you on taking time to focus on and develop what really matters. Long walks are also very invigorating and sometimes I forget that because I’m always “running”! Thank you for your insight!ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 11:23 am

    katie yuen - LOVE this goal. especially that line- I want to learn to be still. so poetic!ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Dani - Awesome goal! And such a good post :-)ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    Taylor Behnke Peters - Amen! thanks for the reminder that I should set new goals for the end of the year as well.
    Also, anything involving twinkly lights sounds like an excellent goal. Happy new year (of life!) :)ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 1:29 pm

    Kathy Angel - Nice reminder! :) I get caught up in the hustle bustle too – always best to slow down and smell the roses!ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    Christy Tyler - That is a wonderful goal to have for the next year, and all years of life!! ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    Mary Dougherty - you are so good with goals! go get em, and it’s so good to slow down and create balance :)ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    Lauren Wakefield - I couldn’t agree more! A good reminder…..ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    Amanda Miller - Yes, love this goal! Especially relaxing more under twinkly lights! :)ReplyCancel

  • February 21, 2013 - 7:48 am

    | Emilia Jane Photography: Chicago Wedding Photography - [...] the little things aren’t as important as I make them…I take a deep breathe and try to be still. I hope in these moments to remember that sometimes we have to trust in order to make room for God [...]ReplyCancel

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