Saturday, January 8, 2011


I woke up on January 2nd in my own bed for the first time in 16 days. We had a nightmare traveling the day before. Nightmare. I was so glad to be home and oh, so tired. I remember thinking..."So this is 2011. I wonder if I should make some resolutions."

I thought about the changes that I would like to see happen in my life and one word kept coming to mind.


Be intentional.

I feel like life has just flown by. My days start and end and I feel like barely a thing gets accomplished.

I feel like I have wasted time and I hate that.

With the birth of my second son in July, I feel like life has been in constant catch-up mode. Catch up on sleep, catch up on the house, the laundry, the cleaning. Catching up with friends and family and catching back up with work. It seems like I am never caught up. Something always needs to be done. Something is always waiting for my time or attention.

So my goal for 2011 is to be intentional.

I want to be intentional with my marriage. I want to invest time in Ryan, to support him and uplift him. I want to be intentional to create some romance, no matter how exhausted we both may be.

I want to be intentional with my boys, spending time with them and not just "being" there. I want to be intentional with the attention and love that I give them.

I want to be intentional with my time spent online. Nursing allows for lots of Internet time and I want to be intentional with that.

I want to be intentional with the time we invest in our church and in our life group, to not let anyone flounder around me.

I want to be intentional with my relationship with the Lord, to invest in the only thing that really matters in life.

I want to be intentional with my family and friendships, to help nurture and grow those relationships.

I want to be intentional with my healthy and exercise, to do what I can when I can, and to not stress about the rest. (and I REALLY want to loss this baby weight, plus some)

So, as the new year is already a week in, I am going to strive to become more intentional in my life.

The word of 2011: INTENTIONAL

What are your resolutions for 2011?


Jamie Willow said...

love this!

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Anonymous said...

Good word Alicia! You and Sara could trade war stories, lol. If I would live my life intentionally and in no fear, through God's grace, amazing things would be done. It's a word I'll take to heart!