Courtney first introduced me to the idea of a theme word for the year. Not being one to make (or keep!) resolutions, I still have many, many improvements to make on the way I live this life. My biggest “issue” is that at the end of the day I look back and wonder what on earth I’ve accomplished!
I know, I know, it’s the plight of many a mom wrangling young children and nursing a baby. Much of what I do is in direct obedience of the “tyranny of the urgent” (a quote I remember from my friend Crystal.) Cleaning spills, sweeping floors, making meals, changing diapers… it all needs to be done; sometimes rightthisveryminute. (My biggest tyrants somedays? facebook and twitter and skype… sigh)
The problem with that is that too many things that don’t qualify as urgent get set on the invisible back burner, out of site, out of mind: exercise, clutter control, quality prayer and learning, deep cleaning, projects with the kids, date time with my husband. Those important things get bypassed all too often around here.
Basically, my fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants methods are not doing anyone any favors.
In 2011 I’m going to allow life to happen to me a lot less, and be more intentional with the life I’ve been given.
Intentional time management.
Intentional relationship building.
My life is too blessed and too full to let it fritter away under the tyranny of the urgent!
You’ll be seeing my theme word around here a lot as I make and carry out some plans, sharing both successes and failures. In fact, once I finish the Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me? series, I may launch into an Intentional Living series. Actually, I may not wait for the end of one series to begin the other. We can handle two at a time, right? I bet I’m not the only one wanting to take back control!
What grand plans have you made for the New Year? Do you make (and keep?) resolutions? Goals? Want to join me in living out a theme word for the year? You can even share Intentional if you’d like!