Tuesday, January 3, 2012

being intentional

I've never been one to make resolutions. If I had to though this year I'd just like to live more from intention and less from habit- especially with the everyday little mundane things. I want to eat out a little less and cook more. If Lucy hands me a book I want to stop what I'm doing to read it to her. I want to make sure Nick leaves the house with his coffee and breakfast in hand every morning even if it's just a bowl of instant oatmeal. I want to make more things to give as gifts and shop less online and at stores. I want to allow myself the time to shut out the world for a while after our son is born this March and focus on nothing but our little family and not feel bad about neglecting the blog or other daily structured activities we schedule for ourselves. I want to leave the mess in the sink for a while after dinner to spend time with Nick and Lucy before she goes to bed. I want to give myself permission to continue to "check out" for a half hour or so every couple days on the treadmill- it's a habit that I formed last summer that I really like. I want to rid our home of "stuff" we don't love or need starting with purging the totes of Christmas decorations I haven't put up in years that clutter up our attic and only keep the ones we use. I think you can start to see a theme developing here...

Here's a fun list to rev your engine if need be...

So cheer's to a fresh start and I hope your 2012 is filled with all the beauty and creativity you can handle!


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  1. Good luck with being more intentional. I know for me it's so easy to want to check in with the computer all the time. I try to post in the morning, check some of my blogroll, and then do the daily stuff I need to do. And then I'll check back in at naptime or the end of the day. It's so easy to get lost. And I love the list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love every last word of this post. And I agree with you whole heartedly.

  3. My word of the year is Intentional too! I love the list of ways to stay creative too, and I love that the first thing on the list is making lists! There's the geek in me!