Back in November my mom and I were on our way to Renningers in search of a few accessories, chandeliers and a dresser for Loblolly Manor. It’s about a 3 hour drive which naturally gave us plenty of time to catch up. While the conversation jumped from one topic to the next, we kept circling back to one issue in particular….2015 was flying by at warp speed.
It was during that conversation we chose our “word for the year.” It’s something we’ve done for most of my adult life. Not surprisingly, I had already been thinking about what I wanted my word to be. I’m definitely a planner like that. This year feels totally different given my birthday celebration in a few short weeks will be the last one in this decade. Hello sense of urgency I haven’t felt in a long time. The past few months have also been filled with lots of personal and professional decisions so I figured the best way to commemorate them is with a word of the year that would keep me focused daily, which is why I chose…
1. the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or a purpose
I want to be more intentional with my words, my choices, my relationships, my health, my home, my businesses and most importantly my time. I have a long list of goals that I’m working on and I’m sure you do too. As I shared with you guys yesterday, consistently writing down my goals each day/week/month and creating a solid plan to achieve those goals made a HUGE impact in what I was able to accomplish last year.
If you’re a visual person consider hanging a piece of artwork in your home, office, or even your car as a daily reminder of the goals you’re working towards. My parents gave me a bracelet at Christmas that was inscribed with the words “live with intention” which was such a sweet surprise. Last year they gave me a ring inscribed with my scripture of the year. Every reminder no matter how big or small will help you stay focused when you’re faced with having to make so many decisions at once or when life gets harried and you just need five minutes to breathe already.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish” and it’s so true. I can’t wait to share everything that’s been going on lately with you. I hope you guys all have a safe and happy New Years Day. I’m sharing a traditional New Year’s lunch with the fam and the entire house smells like greens!