17 intentional questions for the halfway mark of Twenty 17

Is your mind blown as much as mine? It’s the last day of June and that means that the time has come to pause at the halfway mark. Halfway through 2017?! It’s crazy. Six months have passed already and I can hardly believe it. Where does the time go?

To slow it down, I’d love to use this moment/this weekend to look back on the intentions that I set at the beginning of the year and explore how I have lived out my intentions (assuming I have in some way!) and how life has been unfolding. Time gives us a new perspective and greater understanding. Of course, I invite you to do the same. And what better way to do that than with some reflective questions?


We’ve lived and experienced and loved and struggled and dreamed and rested and been exhausted and traveled and been bored and felt it all for 6 months now. So, where are we? How to we feel today compared to January? What have we learned? How have we changed? And how do we wish to spend the next 6 months of this year?

I think I’m gonna ponder it all in light of my word of the year: Authentic.

Did you choose a word of the year? If you did, you can use that as the foundational theme behind the following questions. If you didn’t + are intrigued, then why not set a word for the second half of 2017? There are no rules that say that you can’t create a focus word any time of the year. Right?! I mean, you’re the creator of your life. If you’re interested, to help, I’ve created a 2-post guide to help you find your word.  Check out part 1 here and part 2 here.


Ok, so let’s get to it. Here are 17 intentional questions for Twenty 17

→ How do I feel at the moment? Right now.

→ When do I feel my life is the most meaningful?

→ What do I need more of in my life?

→ What makes me feel bad ass?

→ What are my 3 most significant achievements in the past 6 months?

→ How do I like to relax?

→ What area of my life most needs simplifying, and what’s one way I could simplify in that area?

→ What is one step I can commit to that will bring me closer to my soul, my true self?

→ What is my favorite song this year? Why?

→ Are there any ideals I would be willing to die for?

→ Who is someone that I admire? What qualities do I like about that person?

→ If I was in my 90s, what memories would I like to have? What stories do I want to tell?

→ What do I love to do for, or give to others (not an object – something from my personally)?

→ What excites me?

→ Let’s say money is no object. What would I do?

→ What habit would I most like to establish in the next 6 months?

→ How do I want to be remembered in life?

Bonus question: What does my word of the year mean to me after 6 months of living with it?

Here’s the thing. I think I’m gonna leave this here right now, and come back to it during the weekend. It’s supposed to rain here all weekend, so I think that it’ll be the perfect opportunity to really give this some thought. To dig our my journal, thumb through photos, and reread some posts + thoughts from this year so far.

For now, though, I’ll leave you with an image that you can save, pin on Pinterest, share on Instagram, or use on your blog for your own post to celebrate the halfway mark of this year! Just be sure to link to me or give a little shout out to me, if you don’t mind. Otherwise, feel free to use this image as you wish!

Well, my lovelies, it’s time for the weekend. So, let’s do this! And should you have any questions about these questions or ways that you can celebrate the midway mark of Twenty 17, please leave me a comment below. And, if you wish, I’d loooove to read or chat with you about how your year is going.

Happy Friday! xoxo. liz.

2 thoughts on “17 intentional questions for the halfway mark of Twenty 17

  1. Those questions might be some good ones for me to answer and finally get started on blogging! I seem to have built up enough worry around starting that I’ve got a block about it. The longer I put stuff off, the harder it is to start. I don’t think that’s too uncommon for many people. Will you be celebrating the 4th of July in any way there in Sweden? I’ll be interested to hear how an expat does it.

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