I can’t remember what I did a year ago today. That makes me sort of sad, yet excited for today.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my purpose. What am I called to do? What is my intention for this life, this day, this moment?
Tomorrow I get to start all over. I know that I could start any day–but I love my numbers–so beginning on 1/1/13 gives me a starting point, to live out this life with intention.
Intention: to become clear about what you want to create (in your home, your work, your relationship with your husband, kids, brothers . . ., your car–you get the idea).
For me, I want to become intentional with my writing. I’ve written here about how I intend to do just that. I want to be the voice for those women who need to be encourage and inspired to live out the everyday with joy.
I want to be healthy. I want to look like a Mom with four kids. I want to not worry about my gray hair. I want to lose 70 pounds! Yes, I stood on the scale this morning. I want to be the wife and mother that God intends for me. I will write about this more during the next year. My first post about being fat was hard to write but it opened the door for me to connect with other women in a very meaningful way. I am continually blessed by them.
I will continue the process of eliminating things, stuff, and situations that I think are toxic to my intention. I no longer want to live in a reactive way. I want my basement to be a fun place to play, create and hang out.
I want to be able to live in each moment and give attention to my intention. This will be hard. Life swirls around me on most days . . . I’m still working on my plan for this.
I want to take time and be still. I wrote about that here.
I want to make decisions that will be in alignment with my intention. I need to chose to say yes to my dreams and stop waiting to be picked.
So what is my intention? I am seeking peace. I felt it once before . . . I know that when my actions, thoughts, dreams, desires begin to align with my soul. Then I will have peace again.
The biggest decision I made in 2012 was to embrace my love of writing. I did this by fearfully enrolling in Jeff Goins “Tribe Writers” online writing class. The class turned out to be more than just writing for me–it
rekindled ignited my passion, to reach out, to share, to be the change, to try so many new things.
My fellow Tribe Writers encourage me in new ways each and every day. Today I have a special treat to be able to share their reflection on 2012 and anticipation for 2013.
James Prescott: lessons he has learned.
Jennifer Humble: New Year’s Resolution.
Lori Buckle: announcing her new blog.
These writers and so many more Lisa-Jo Baker, Ann Voskamp, Kristen at We are That Family, and so many others . . . I would love to hear how 2012 had an impact on your life and what expectations you might have for 2013–please leave your link in the comments section.
Be Blessed as we discover our own true intention in 2013.