How “Intentional” is working out so far…

The year God gave me the word “patience” to pursue, he also gave me lots (and lots) of stuff to be patient about. The year he gave me “fearless” I walked through many circumstances that might have given me reason to be afraid – or at least anxious. So it’s no surprise to me that in a year when I am pursuing being intentional, I am continually running into situations and mindsets that are more conducive to chaos.

Our bathrooms are still torn up, but the tile has gone in so there is real progress.

Bathroom Remodel 2013

Next up: paint color!

The whole house feels torn up, which I hate, but there’s so much going on I can’t really focus on it. There’s a pile of boxes in our front entry waiting to be filled up with stuff to take to the storage unit – but first, it makes sense to take a stab at actual decluttering so I’m not just packing up the stuff that really should be purged.

I’m in the middle of a huge on-line shop revamp, which includes taking lots of photos of new stuff. I have this photo setup taking up my primary worktable in the studio:

Home Photo Setup

Yes, that’s an upside-down Ott light you see in there!

There was a ton of stuff to do to get ready for Easter services (which went really well) and then scheduling everyone for the next few weeks and creative meetings for future sermon series. (I love those meetings so much!)

And then of course there’s getting our taxes finished.

Francesca Watson Designs

I can’t tell you the feeling that wells up in me when I look at that box of receipts. (The candles are there in case I decide to just set fire to everything and walk away. Not really.) Although I have already started playing around with the bead soup Michelle sent me, I am not proud of how relieved I was when Lori Anderson announced that our Bead Soup Blog Party reveal was going to be delayed by a week.

So “intentional” continues to be a challenge for me – I feel very much behind the curve a lot of the time, which means I’m still far too inclined to react to the next thing instead of planning carefully for it. I’ve gotten much better, certainly, and I’m making regular use of a planner and time to review my goals, but I still have a long way to go.

How is 2013 shaping up for you?

2 replies
  1. Shelly Buettner
    Shelly Buettner says:

    I hear ya! My word for the year is “Ready” and I’m stressing out more often than not and rushing around trying to be ‘ready’ this year, that’s for sure! I also breathed a sigh of relief that the BSBP was postponed a week,..although I won’t be available on our new reveal weekend to hop or comment on anyone’s posts as I already have commitments to fulfill, but I’ll get to it on that Monday when I return. I’ve got one thing made and a few ideas in the works,….. 🙂


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