an intentional 2013

I can’t remember what I did a year ago today.  That makes me sort of sad, yet excited for today.

tis the season to make some changes.

tis the season to make some changes.

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.

Heather Collier Goyette:  accomplishing goals in 2013.

Lori Buckle:  announcing her new blog.

Christa Sterken:  Give up pursuing balance?

Pamela Fernuik Hodges:  I love the optimism–and she thinks like me!

Dawn St Amand Paoletta:  Dawn picked one word to reflect on the whole year.  Love this idea.

Jeff Goins:  Why 2012 Was Worth Celebrating:  Top Posts & Other Highlights.

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.

Today I’m linking up with Barb at Motivation Monday and Lydia at Mindful Mothering Mondays, Walk with Him Wednesday. Wisdom Wednesday, mercyink

 

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Merry Christmas

As I was downloading pictures from last night and tonight . . . I thought I would come here and share a little bit of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Eve is spent going to 4 o’clock Mass–I wanted a quick meal that I knew everyone would like–so two different kinds of pasta, homemade red sauce, salad, and meatballs!

meatballs–a new family tradition?

no one ate the salad . . . but it looks pretty! We will eat it Christmas night.

pasta and fresh bread . . .Christmas morning was French Toast Bake . . . I forgot to serve it with bananas . . .

I love this recipe! I’m still searching for the “best” bread for this recipe–since I do not have a Great Harvest near me anymore.

so yummy!

Dinner!

We had Honey Baked Ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, baked apples, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pineapple . . .

and for dessert we had a cookie tray!

lots of baking here! and some from Mrs. Brown

I am blessed.  I have an awesome husband who makes me laugh each day.  I have wonderful kids who have taught me the true meaning of love.  I have friends who drop off things in my mailbox.  I feel loved by so many–and that is a wonderful gift.

Be Blessed.  I pray for each person reading this–that they might see the light of this season shining within themselves.

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Christmas Break

It is Saturday, December 22, 1012 and I’m not ready for Christmas.  I still need to do my grocery shopping, wrap presents and get ready 6 people ready for a 3 day trip–(those are top priority).

I’ll be back New Year’s Eve.  I’m going to write about my intentions for 2013.

Be Blessed and have a wonderful Christmas!

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