EPISODE 137: [STORYTIME] My Hopes & Intentions for 2024



In today’s new episode I am sharing with you my hopes and intentions for 2024! Thinking about our hopes and intentions helps us to take our goals and visions below surface level and make them something even more meaningful. I hope this episode today inspires you to think about your hopes and intentions for 2024 too!



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Maddy 0:01 Hey bestie and welcome to the living in sunshine podcast. I’m your host, Maddie fry. And around here we are all about encouraging, inspiring, and giving you the tough love that you need to hear to get out there and live as your best self. Each and every Wednesday, you can expect to learn tangible tips to help you find your bigger purpose. be given simple action steps that you can take in order to make progress toward your biggest dreams. And hear how you can purposely pursue joy on the daily. So sit down, grab your favorite drink. And let’s have a girl chat. This is the living in sunshine podcast. Good morning. Good morning, my friend. And welcome back to the living in sunshine podcast. I am super excited and grateful that you are here tuning in for today’s storytime episode, because we are getting a little bit personal. In today’s episode, which you guys always send me messages for when I do these types of episodes, which always makes me feel super happy. I love when these types of episodes resonate and hit and make you feel seen and heard and supported all those things. That’s why I do them. And I’m really excited to share my hopes and intentions for 2024 with you in today’s new episode. One thing that I want to check in with you on before we dive in today, though, is whether or not you have yet taken our living in sunshine at personality quiz. And the reason I want to make sure and ensure that you have done and taking this quiz is because all you’re long in 2024, I’m going to be sending out supports resources, trainings, all of those good things to my women who have taken the personality quiz to best support you and having a really great 2024 all year long. So if you haven’t already taken the personality quiz, go do so now at living the letter n sunshine.com/survey. It’s also linked down in the show notes. And when you do you are going to get specific results based on how you answer the questions. And you will learn not only what your living in sunshine personality is, but also what your secret superpower is, because each and every one of us have a unique personality and a unique superpower based on their personality. And I would love to know what yours is. So go take that survey. And once you do know that all year long, I will be sending you tailored to you support and resources that are based on your results. And also send me a message on Instagram when you have a result. And let me know if you feel like they’re accurate, and why my instagram handle is at living in sunshine. And I’d love to hear from you about whether or not you think your results are accurate. Okay, so I normally do an episode each year with my goals. I think I’ve done like big things that I want to do in the year of living in sunshine in the past. But this year, I wanted to do kind of a variation of that. And I wanted to share with you my hopes and intentions for 2024. And the reason I wanted to do this is because I wanted to kind of give you a deeper insight into things that I’m working on. And a deeper like a golden below the surface level of just goals and getting a little bit deeper to kind of show you why these things matter. And to show you kind of why these things are how these things connect to the goals that I that I have set for myself for the year. To me, in order for our goals, to be intentional, to be in alignment to be impactful. They have to go deeper than surface level, right. And so this is me taking surface level goals and making them a little bit deeper and showing you that deeper layer of the goals that I have. So as of right now I have three hopes for the year and three intentions for the year. And if you’re like what the heck is an intention to me an intention is something that you’re going to actively pursue. And kind of a almost like a commitment, right? Like a promise to yourself, right? Like I intend on doing this. I’m setting the intention to show up for this or to act like this or to welcome this in. So an intention is kind of like a promise. Right? So that’s my definition. I’m sure people have have different definitions, but that’s what an intention is to me. And I hope that knowing that helps you to set your own intentions as well. Okay, so my first hope for 2024 is I hope that my businesses and passions grow and not just grow, but they become more sustainable. They become more substantial, and they become they kind of grow into fruition. 2023 was a year of growth and expansion for all of my businesses. I’ve also added in new passion projects because I’m crazy and can never tell myself No. That I feel as if we’re going to come into fruition and 2024 in a really hopefully big way. And that literally makes my stomach fall out of my butthole and makes me want to throw up all this Same time, but it also makes me really excited. And so my hope is that my businesses and my passions grow in and flourish and 2024 and, and become things that I’m proud of and become things that I’m proud to celebrate. And I’m proud to share with other people. And I’m proud to say, I did that I made that happen, I succeeded at that. And I love that, right. As an online entrepreneur, it’s really tough sometimes to take a step back and be like, I did that. I’m proud of that. And my hope for 2024 is that at the end of it, right, when I’m thinking about my outcomes, if you listened to Episode 135, I will have the outcome of just being proud. And knowing that I did that. And I did the hard work. And I showed up. And I’m really proud of that. So that’s, that’s my first hope for 2024. My second hope for 2024. And I’m going to try to not get emotional when I talk about this is very, very personal. But I hope and this will touch all of my dog moms. I hope that my dogs are all healthy and comfortable. In whatever way that looks. At the point of recording this, we’re kind of dealing with a lot of old puppies who are struggling. And not to make this episode a downer, but I just I hope that all of my dogs are comfortable, and are at peace and are healthy and are happy. Yeah, that’s, that’s a hope. Oh my gosh, that’s a hope I just my dogs mean everything to me. I know that one day, I’m going to look back on this episode. And I’m going to be like, I’m really happy I put that in that episode. But that is the hope. That is a hope for 2024. Okay, my final hope for 2024 Is that my marriage continues to strengthen and get better and get healthier. I talked about this in December. Some things that I’m really proud of in 2023, my husband Lucas and I, for context, in case you’re new, or you don’t know our story, he and I have been together since we were 17. And that if you count it is 12349 811 years together in May, we would have been together for 11 years. And that’s a whole lot of life. And 2023 was a year of growth for us and a year of hard conversations happening. And I just hope that we both continue to show up and pull up a chair and get better for ourselves but also one another. And I’m really hopeful that that that’s going to happen. And I’m really hopeful that the outcome of that will be really great. So those are my three hopes for 2024. We’ll see how it goes. We’ll see what happens. But those are the things that I’m that I’m hopeful for moving into this year. Have you ever felt like the people in your life just don’t understand the dream that you have on your heart? Or even the desire that you have to be more joyful or intentional or even just plain happy? Like Life is good enough? Why do you need more? Right? Well, my friend if this is you, I have something special just for you. The Sunshine squad community is your go to place for that validation that you’re searching for, to know that you aren’t crazy for wanting more and that you aren’t alone in that desire either. This online community has grown to be filled with amazing joy seekers purpose pursuers, happy hustlers, and dream chasers just like you. In the sunshine squad community, you get continued guidance from me that you need to make your dreams a reality, a community of women who get it and the steps that you need to make your life something that you’re totally obsessed with. If you are ready to say yes to those things, you need to jump into the sunshine squad ASAP. And you can do so right now via the link in the show notes. If you do have questions on what the sunshine squad community is, or if it’s right for you, feel free to send me a DM over on Instagram. I would love to chat with you more about it over there. And my friend, I can’t wait to see you inside of the sunshine squad. Okay, now for my intentions for 2024. The first one that I am setting is the intention of finding better work life balance. And I know that work life balance really doesn’t exist. But there are definitely things that I can tighten up and streamline and get more support in in order to have better balance and not just maybe balanced but just a more sustainable schedule. The last few months of 2023 were really crazy. We’re very busy. I was doing a lot and I spent probably 80% of every single day In my office, and I really don’t want that to be every day and 2024, I’d like it to be like a 5050 or like a 4060. And so my intention, I’m setting the intention of putting on record now that I work and make the small changes and set the intention to just get back to a more sustainable schedule. Because right now I’m not in it. And right now I’m not doing it. And that’s my own doing, right. I can’t blame anyone for that. But but me. And the thing to do in response to this is to be intentional of the action I take to write what I have put myself in. And I’m going to be doing that by making small changes and doing small things and shifting around my schedule, which I think is always good for anyone to do. So that way, at the end of 2024, I am not in my office 80% of the day, I’m in my office like 50 or 60% of the day, like a normal amount of time to be in your office, you know what I mean? Okay, the next intention that I am setting is to be more intentional with my time, both professionally and personally. So 2023 was a really great year. For me, personally, I have met a lot of new people here in Charleston, moving here has done wonders for my social life. Because before moving here, I learned my only friend was Lucas, which is not healthy, right? Your your partner should not be your only friend. Um, and I have found that I just need to be a little bit more intentional with my time and how I’m spending it. And what I’m doing with it, because I get myself in situations where I’m overworked or out of balance, or overcapacity, or stress, because I wasn’t smart with my time. And this is not something that is true to forum for me. I think it’s a new work identity for me over the last year because I live in a really exciting place where there’s all of these different things to do. And my mom is here. So she’d be like, Hey, I’m taking the day off, do you want to go for a walk for me? And I’m like, Yes, I do forget all of my work. And then my work is behind because I played hooky. And it’s just this toxic cycle that I’m currently in, that I want to do better about in 2024. And again, it takes me back to what I just said about better work life balance and making small, intentional changes. And for those of you who are listening to this and being like, oh my god, I do the same thing. What are you going to do to fix it, my number one thing I’m going to do is to tell myself to sit my ass down. And I’m not allowed to leave my office until I get my work done. Like, sometimes it just boils down to telling yourself to shut up and sit down and do your work. And not go run off with a friend or your mom or go get coffee or your boyfriend or whatever. And just sit down and get the work done. You know what I mean? So this is one of those things, that is definitely an intention, so that I can get to my hope of a more sustainable substantial business work life situation, you know what I mean? So intention number two is to just be more intentional with my time, professionally and personally. And then my final intention for 2024 is to set the intention to live big and joyfully, all year long. There were definitely some spots in 2023 that were lacking the joy and not we’re lacking the fun. But such as life, right? Like life is not always going to be beautiful, wonderful unicorn poop and rainbow sprinkles, right? But something that I want to try to do more often in 2023 or 2024. Oh my gosh, I’m like at that stage in my brain words are so writing 2023. But it’s like six months into 2024. That’s where my brains out right now. My intention for 2024 is to welcome in and be more aware and actively pursue joy and things that I’m obsessed with more often. And just be present to those things happening. And reflect on them. And be aware of them and open up my eyes to them. Because it happens all around us all the time. Joy is around us. Joy is near us all the time. The thing that is preventing us from seeing it is that we aren’t aware and we haven’t opened up our eyes enough to be able to witness it. And so my intention is to be a witness to small joys to the natural joys of life, to all of the incredible things that are happening around me and just be active an active participant, an active present participant in them. As much as I can say yes to things that scare me say yes to things that excite me. Do things that make me want to put my pants and throw but at the same time like a freaking hot mess. And then do them big and just fully go after it full out. That is my intention for 2023. And I hope that you have a similar intention. I hope that you listen to this podcast episode in my words and my voice and you set the same kind of intention. And for your year, our year can be whatever we make it. And I hope that you make 2020 for the best year of your entire life. I hope you make it one that you look back on and you continue say, I can’t believe I did that. Oh my god, I can’t believe I broke it. That’s not. Right. That’s my hope for you. So those are my hopes and intentions for 2024. I hope I have inspired you to set your own hopes and intentions for the year if you haven’t yet already. 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