Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Intentions

This is the first bud getting ready to open on the camellia that we purchased 2 years ago. The flowers are a beautiful deep pink, and as they 'ripen' a lovely lavender and blue appear around the petal edges. We're hoping to get some pictures this year. It's been unusually warm and wet in our area. Hopefully we won't get an ice storm or frigid temps that make the buds fall off. 

On to the topic at hand. Intentions, resolutions, goals, or what ever you choose to call them by, we all tend to have them. Some of us are share ours with the world. We rely on accountability to foster the 'finish it' attitude we need. I have found that posting the 'big' list monthly has been a prompt for focusing on the doing part rather than the dreaming part. This has also been a place for me to put my thoughts into words and try my best to be understandable. Not always an easy thing for me.

Some of my intentions for 2016:

1-Seek God's guidance and purpose for my life. To quickly obey the promptings of The Holy Spirit. 
    *The first steps have been started for this adventure. 

2-Choose 12 specific unfinished projects to be finished by the end of the year. This list will be given to
    Robin at Cobblestone Quilters Guild. As I finish an item I will take it to a meeting for 'show n tell'
     time. I've not been bringing things in to show and it's time I get over this hurdle. 
    *The list has been made, I just need to move forward on the doing part. 

3-Plan 6-9 programs for Palmetto Fibers Arts Guild. As the Second Vice-President in Charge of 
    Programs for 2016, I will keep a journal/notebook for future reference. 
    *A list has been compiled for board approval. 

4-Follow the 12/1 schedule for losing weight, getting fit, and maintaining a healthier body. This will 
    include eating breakfast, the most difficult of intentions to follow thru on. 
    *The first 12 weeks will start on January 4, and the plan has been written. 

5-Utilizing the 12 weeks on, 1 week off routine will get many house projects completed. 
    *We discussed the first 12 weeks plan and are in agreement on the time frame. 

6-Creativity by Commitment. I will 'show up' for my appointments in my art studio and sewing rooms. 
    *I have put together a very doable plan for the first quarter of 2016. 

I've come to a spot in my life where I accept the fact that I am a list maker-line checker type of person. It is how I function at my optimum. Do I always follow the plan? No. Do I try to be realistic when determining what the plan will be? I'm getting better every time I do this. Have I ever just chucked it and vegged? Yes, but I have never felt comfortable when I do it. However, if you were to knock on my door I'd invite you in and make you a cup of tea. We'd chat for a while and I'd not fret a bit about what didn't get done! People are always more important than getting stuff done. 

I'll do a separate post for January intentions, this is getting quite wordy and only 1 picture so far. So, here's another good picture of me and the Hubs. 

May God bless you with loved ones to share your life with. 


Deborah said...

Happy New Year. Great goals for 2016. Wishing you a wonderful year.

Luann Fischer said...

You profile is set to private, so I'm not sure which Deborah you are. But I want to thank you for stopping by. Tomorrow I put up the January specific intentions. And it will have several pictures. Hope you stop by again.

Monica said...

Good luck with the 2016 plan, Luann