What matters most

"My intention is more important than fulfilling my goal."

At least that's what I tell myself. I'm not sure if I'm convincing myself that it's OK that I haven't blogged every day so far this year or if I really, truly believe it. Maybe it's a combination of the two.

I made a goal to blog every day this year. I've done a really great job so far, but I've skipped a few days during the first month. The first time it happened, I did the typical self-guilt-trip where I felt shame and had to blog about it the next day ... in case anyone else noticed. The second and third times, though, I didn't feel bad about it at all. I didn't feel like I needed to explain myself to anyone ... even to myself. It was one of the greatest feelings.

You see, I made a goal to blog every day this year for several reasons. I love writing, and I wanted to do more of it. By making the goal and announcing it to you all, I knew that I was holding myself accountable. I have some really big things happening this year, and I wanted to document them. A blog is the perfect way to do that. I wanted to share more of my life with you all. I wanted to write my story somewhere where it could "live" outside of myself. So, making a goal to blog every day this year would help me accomplish all of those things that meant something more to me. Something more than merely blogging for the sake of blogging.

It's more than blogging. It's an intention to write more. To share my story. To document my life. And blogging every day is a great vehicle to make that happen. But if I skip a few days, that doesn't take away from the bigger picture ... the bigger intention that is far more valuable than any one goal.

So, sure I've skipped a few days of blogging. I don't go to the gym every day. Some days I eat a little too much chocolate. And some days I skip the whole "accomplish something" plan altogether. But I'm still living this life, chasing my dreams, sharing my passion, and having one hell of a time doing it. And at the end of the day, that's what matter most.

If you're struggling with the silly unaccomplished goals today, I hope this is the reminder that you need. xo