Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My Intentions

That is this year's theme for me: catching up with my own intentions. For so long, I have intended to be better. To be better about opening a book before I turn on the TV. To be better about keeping up with my blog. About washing my face before I go to bed and taking my vitamins. To be better about not giving in to those impulse buys and spending money so easily. And on and on the list goes. And I'm tired of it. I'm tired of not being the woman and the wife and the mother that I have always intended to be. The ones I see around me that I respect and admire. You know, the ones who take their kids for an outdoor adventure every day, and make dinner every night, and eat all their fruits and veggies, and don't stress out over the mess of their kids' craft time, and work out, and read to their kids every day, and have good posture. I look at them and say to myself, "someday I'm going to have it that together." And now I'm saying, "someday starts today."
So that's it. I'm done. This year, I'm going to live with intentionality. I will not be swept away by the emotions or whims of a day. I will move through my life with purpose.

I fully intend to be:

a woman who is active and strong, but cares little about a number on a scale;

a mother who makes wholesome meals for her family, but never lets a diet come before a relationship;

a wife who respects the hard work of her husband by spending wisely and frugally;

a writer;

an up-cycler, re-cycler, and home made gifter;

a mother who values making memories over finishing chores, but never laziness over chores;

a friend who remembers to call, and sends a card just because;

a consumer who spends conscientiously, and doesn't let what's cute over shadow what's important;

and a few other things that, quite honestly, are just a bit too personal to share.

I'm going to start by going back and writing a few of the key blog posts that I had been intending to write for so many months. I'm going to back up a bit to get a running start at my forward progress. So yes, we will be rewinding all the way to Thanksgiving. Hang in there. Or don't, I guess. It's up to you. This is just something I feel like I have to do.

For today, I'm going to leave you with this very funny, very cute video of my son, just because. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do, though I suppose that's actually kind of impossible...

1 comment :

  1. just do the best you can honey. do not be so hard on yourself. you are you and you are wonderful in so many areas of your life. i am proud of YOU!!