Why you should remind yourself daily of your goals

this will be a good year

Before embarking on this RV life journey, my cousin Felipe told me to set an intention for the trip and not make this just a long vacation. Such an important question to ask ourselves, it’s beautiful to envision the direction you want your life to go in. No dream is too big. Yes, I know sometimes life throws you curve balls along the way that may deter you from your path, but by having a daily reminder of your intentions will help you realign with your true purpose ;)

I’ll be completely honest, this RV Life was starting to look like it was going to be just a long vacation, because I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to focus on during my travels other than the obvious - discover new places, live the nomadic life, make new friends and work on my inner growth.

New years came around the corner and what do you do best on New Years? You set intentions! What a perfect way to start thinking about my list of goals for 2019. Another motivation to start a list of intentions for the year was a free webinar I joined around the same time. So, I made a list of goals that I would like to achieve by the end of the year. Firstly, I wanted to start journaling daily… so I did. I wish someone had told me to keep a diary when I was a teen. I can’t tell you how healing it is to just write whatever comes to mind and let it pour out on paper. I feel like I’m de-cluttering my mind and I’m able to calmly observe the emotions that flow through me. Recognizing the triggers. I urge you set a timer on your phone for 10mins and just write. Don’t stop. Don’t look back at your grammar mistakes. Another tool that I use is To Be Magnetic™ workshops, which offer journal prompts specializing in unblocking your limiting beliefs.

Secondly, I want to start learning how to lead a low impact lifestyle. What the heck does this mean? “We’re all operating in what’s called a linear economy, where products are meant to have an end-of-life so you’re forced to re-buy them. We take raw materials out of the earth (not replacing them), manufacture products from them, and use them once before they’re discarded into the landfill (also makes it way into our ocean).” 1 [Green Indy, 2019]

Let’s be honest people, living a completely zero-waste lifestyle is virtually impossible. It’s not you, it’s the system we live in. However, taking the steps towards reducing your waste makes a huge impact to our environment. I had already begun reducing my waste while living in Montreal, but living on road is definitely going to introduce new challenges.

Here are the rest of my intentions for 2019!

Work on my inner growth by journaling everyday, adding self-care rituals into my week, add movement everyday (yoga, hiking, dancing, etc.)  

Build a side hustle! Become a teacher by creating online courses on Udemy and Skillshare platform, specifically on topics based my 2D/3D software knowledge related to interior design.

Go to Hawaii - Hawaii has been on my bucket list ever since I’ve seen the hundreds picture and videos of smoothie bowl roll into my feed, YES my main motivation is food. But the real reason why I want to go to Hawaii is because I’ve been told that doing a night dive to see manta rays is absolutely magical. If you don’t believe me – check out the video below. Ideally I’d like to fly to Hawaii for $200USD, let’s see if I’m able to manifest this…

Guest on a podcast related to learning how to live zero waste on the road. I have a few in mind that I plan to reach out to once I’m further along in my journey/experience. Feel free to send me some podcasts that you think I should reach out to.

Learn a new software skill. I love teaching myself how to use new software programs, mainly in 2D/3D rendering programs. Your probably thinking “Boring!” I’m a special breed of human… So I’ve just downloaded Final Cut Pro (video editing). We shall see where this takes me.

Take an Ayahuasca ceremony in the desert. Ever since my San Pedro experience in the Sacred Valley in Peru, I’ve wanted to take my personal development to the next level. San Pedro made me face the shadowy parts of myself and helped me shed old wounds from my past. I came out of the ceremony with a new perspective of self. I didn’t stay in the Sacred Valley long enough to partake in Ayahuasca ceremony.

❀ Go to Burning Man 2019. Shout out to Kevin Fitzsimons (my boss) who brought up the idea of going this year #bossgoals! This would be the ultimate finale to our trip, because at this point we would start to head West. Why you may ask? Because we signed a contract with our previous landlord to store our furniture and personal belongings for a year, if we are not there to get our stuff, well let’s just say it’s going to be emptied out…

image: @captainpotter / video: @aryssyra - Kona Manta Ray Night Dive


What are your intentions for 2019? What will you be doing or where do you see yourself by the end of 2019? Anyone starting to build a side hustle? Let us know in the comment section below.

~ Ale

1        Zero waste isn't zero - and here's why - Green Indy, https://greenindyblog.com/zero-waste-circular-economy/