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Stacy Parker

Another year has come and gone, and the New Year is steadily creeping up upon us. The New Year is filled with celebrations, bright ideas, and good intentions. Every new year, I try to create a list of resolutions or goals; which I try my hardest to reach and do. But this year, I decided to do something a little different. I decided to select one word for the New Year. My word for 2019 is intentional.

We all have good intentions of doing certain things, but when do we ever follow through with them? I find myself guilty lots of time texting friends and saying we need to grab dinner or hang out, and then seeing myself never following through. Over the summer, I read a book that was suggested to me called Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. This book is a life changer, and at the time I realized I was reading it as a feel-good book and being inspired. In the book, Hollis stresses the importance of being intentional and following through with your goals, hopes, and dreams.

If you want to be a writer, make yourself write every single day. If you want to be fit, exercise. If you tell yourself you are going to do something, then do it. Do not wait around for the opportunity to happen, but rather make it happen. If you make a promise to yourself, don't break your promises, instead be intentional about the things you promise yourself and the goals you set for yourself.

Now, I know that life happens and things get in the way, but my goal this new year is to be intentional out the things I set out to do. Do not let the world fill your mind with doubts, just get up and do it. Be intentional.

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