Thursday, January 3, 2013
at 1:02 PM
Every year I choose one word to be my "theme" word; a word I live by. I'm already a word girl (English major), so this method makes sense to me.
Embrace was my word for 2011. It was my senior year of college and I was faced with a lot of big decisions-including marriage. I chose to embrace the present, the people in my life, and the things that I thought I was so afraid of. I decided to be brave and live life with open arms.
Flourish was my word for 2012. I was a newlywed in a totally new environment and I had no idea what my "place" was. I didn't know where I fit in a new town, new church, new job, new role as wife. It was daunting. I wanted to flourish in spite of my discomfort. It was a long process, but I finally came to a place where I began to grow and feel like "me" again.
This year, I want to be intentional in everything I do. I know this is already a blogger buzzword, but it's one I haven't been able to get out of my head the past few months.
This past year was one of rest. Getting cozy in my life with my husband. I had a lot of fun and we made so many great memories, but there wasn't a lot of purpose and vision.
I want to do things on purpose this time around.
I want to intentionally pursue a deeper relationship with God and not just hope that it happens. It's always when I actively seek after Him that I begin to know Him more.
I want to be intentional in my marriage; finding new ways to grow together and "spur one another on towards good deeds" (don't ask me what verse that is, I have no idea).
I don't want to take this year for granted--I want to evaluate how I choose to spend my time, energy, and money and go after the things that really matter with a sense of purpose.