2014 Vision

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

   I want to live a year cultivating my identity in Christ. 
I want to be a strong, confident, bold woman of God who loves my husband and community well. I want to continue to pursue a career that is flexible and brings light to my heart. I want to cross off some big financial goals. I want to build my body to be healthy and strong and be conscious of what I subject my body to (food, cleaning products, skincare, hair care). I want to simplify and organize our home to make living here leave time for fruit to develop in our lives. I want to host and care for others, with our door always open. I want to be the loving arms of Christ to others. I want to give to and support the people in my life. I want to celebrate accomplishments and milestones big and small.

Eight days into the year, I feel as if it's just starting. I've been mostly bedridden with a yucky bug, as you may know if you follow me on Instagram. This has left me feeling downtrodden, and with anything but a fresh outlook on all that can be accomplished in this new year. I've watched people post their goals and plans for 2014 and felt like I'm wasting every second. But you know what? There is nothing magical about January 1st. I can start pursuing anything at any time. I think January 8th will be my day. :) Above is my overall vision for the year. It is my hope and prayer that all of my actions and goals will be consistent with this vision. 

What are your visions and goals for the New Year? Is anyone else joining me in getting a late start this year? 

Ps. If you're stopping by from Elm Street Life, HELLO, HELLO! :) 


  1. Love everything you said above!! Amen, Amen, Amen! My 2014 vision is almost the exact same. 2014 is going to be a wonderful year!!!! Praying for you this year and thank you for always being an inspiration :) Glad you are feeling better.

  2. I LOVE your vision for the year Victoria! I've been under the weather for most of 2014 so far as well (so crazy to say!) and I feel like I'm so behind. I hope you're able to accomplish everything on your list and more for your beautiful family! Sending out prayers for you and adopting a little bit of your vision as my own.

    Chelsea & The City

  3. Stopping by from Elm Street Life and love all that I've seen so far. I just subscribed by e-mail. Looking forward to getting to "know" you.

  4. Beautifully written! Hope 2014 blesses you beyond measure!

  5. I love this post! I'm a new follower, but wanted to let you know that I'm right there with you. Although I don't have set goals for the new year, I am trying to choose to be happy and not sweat the small stuff in 2014. Goals are difficult, and they take work. Just as you said, there is nothing magical about January 1st. Each day is a new day to try. :)

  6. I've been turning over the idea of what I want 2014 to look like for a whole week now! And I'm nowhere near solidifying a vision statement. It may be the eighth day of the year, but it still feels so new!

  7. Just found you lovely place here from 'Anchored in Love Divine'...I'm interested in reading more of your posts regarding Dave Ramsey; we're just going to start reading the money make-over & start being more focused on our finances. Look forward to following:)

  8. Hello Victoria, got here via elm street life and I'm glad to be here.

    I absolutely love your goals for the year and I pray you look back on December 31st with thanksgiving for all you were enabled by God to accomplished.

  9. Another visitor from Elm Street Life here - all the way from Bristol, England :) I've really enjoyed visiting your blog - I'm going to sign up and make it regular :)! Enjoyed and was challenged by your 'just after the new year' resolutions - I confess I did the same on my sewing blog ( as well when I made my sewing resolutions for the year on the 8th - better late than never :)!

    Rebekah x

  10. Another visitor from Elm Street Life - just stopping by from Bristol, England :)! I really enjoyed and was challenged by your 'a bit after the new year' resolutions - I confess I did the same when I made my sewing resolutions for the year over on my sewing blog on the 8th of January as well! I'm just subscribing to your posts - looking forward to following your blog :)

    Rebekah x (

  11. Victoria!
    I am Jenni...I stumbled accross your blog randomly (isnt that fun?!) And I love your quaint little life! :)
    Your 2014 vision is great & I am so glad to have dropped in. I can't wait to follow along & hopefully make a new friend!

  12. You've got this, gorgeous girl, and I'm sending prayers for grace and grand surprises your way! Missing your sweet spirit, friend. Seattle is far too far from DFW ;)


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