And then it happened...CHANGE. M applied for a company transfer, was given the opportunity, accepted the position, listed the house, sold the house, packed up and moved 1300 miles from family and friends in the course of 1.5 months. It was surreal, nerve-wracking, and peaceful at all the same time.
But as I think about everything; my work, my relationships, my activities, etc. -- NOTHING had real #intention. It wasn't until we moved to Colorado that the word #INTENTIONAL started to come into action.
--We had to be #INTENTIONAL in choosing a church.
--We had to be #INTENTIONAL in getting connected in the church.
--I had to be #INTENTIONAL in getting out and meeting other moms.
--I had to be #INTENTIONAL to get out of the house.
Those were just a few things that have changed significantly since we left Washington. The biggest change was my relationships. I have a lot of acquaintances in Wenatchee and maybe a little more than a handful of women I could actually call friend. All of these changes have been great.
On the other hand, there have been some changes that have been difficult.
--We had to be #INTENTIONAL with our budget and spending as we are down to one income with me having the wonderful opportunity to be with our kids. Some days "wonderful" doesn't exactly describe it, but more like "survival."
--We're learning to be #INTENTIONAL in our prayer walk. We don't want to treat God like a vending machine.
--We're learning to be #INTENTIONAL in using our family time together since M's work schedule isn't your typical Monday-Friday 8-5 schedule.
With #INTENTIONAL2014, I didn't want to right a list of "resolutions." That's why I joined up with One Word 365. No matter what I do, as long as I think about my word, #INTENTIONAL, I don't have to worry about not making my goals because I'm going to do my best to do everything with #INTENTION.
#INTENTION - a determination to act in a certain way