Everything seems possible today, January 1st. The world is ours to conquer for the next 365 days. We need only take one step a day to achieve our wildest dreams or at the least make significant leaps towards them. I love the newness and refresh possibilities that the new year ushers in. Of course we can begin anew any day of the year, but going with the natural cycle of the year seems to give most a boost. And I'm part of the most. Today I'm sharing my top 5 hopes for 2018.  

In the past I've been hesitant to share these goals out of fear of failing, but life has shown me that if I pray and trust then God will deliver all things that are meant for me. So it's with that mindset I walk into this new year and pursue these goals:  

  1. Grow my blog 

My blogging journey has been on and off, mostly off, for the past five years. I love the process of writing and sharing my thoughts, but it's not something that comes easy to me. Primarily because I place to much expectations on what it should look like, the process and the product. This year I want to let go of all of that and just let my writing be what it is and share what I honestly want to talk about and not what I feel I should or what is trending. Blogging is something that I love to do, even when I've been off it's still on my heart and for that reason I continue to give it a go. So I pray this year will be the most fruitful of them all and the beginning of magic.  

  1. Move to a new city  

I want to move. I've lived in Miami for more than half my life and the yearning for change has been steadily growing over the past three years. I think this year is ideal for this change while I'm in the process of looking for a job. My hope for moving is to start somewhere new and give myself the space and opportunity to pursue my divine calling in a new territory. I'm praying over this goal and ask that you pray for me as well. I'm confident that if it's the Lord's will then you'll be seeing a post about it soon. 🙏🏾  

  1. Work my meaningful job  

Also know as my purpose. I just want to be on a career path that I love and that's aligned with what God created me to do. As of today I don't know what that is. I do know it's in the creative realm because that's what brings me great joy, creating. Whether it's content, ideas, products, I just want to be producing beautifulness into this world. This year I want to have a better idea of where my niche is and how to make a prosperous career out of it.  

  1. Meet new friends  

I want to step out of my comfort zone this year and meet people with similar life interest and direction. As I get older I'm realizing the value of having the right friends. People I can count on, who are excited about life, and live with an open and adventurous spirit. I want to give and have the support of sincere friends, because this journey in life is as amazing as those we have around us.  

  1. Grow my savings account 

One of the reasons I was able to resign from my jobs last year was because I had a fairly decent amount saved. Along with finding a fruitful and fulfilling job my goal is to replenish that savings. There's such a peace that comes with having a financial cushion. When it's gone worry can easily settle in without consistent prayer. My hope is to grow my savings to cover at least  6 months of expenses.  

There it is. I'm putting it out there and praying over these goals. I pray that God directs my path and that I listen and fearlessly follow His lead. I pray that 2018 is a year of great love, trust, and relationships. May this year bring each of us closer to Him and closer to our divine assignment. May God's plans for each of us manifest this year. May we lean on His truths and not our human understandings. May His will be done. Amen.  

Yours Always & Faithfully,