Good Morning and Happy Monday, friends! I hope your weekend was filled with good coffee and some lazy time in bed. Mine definitely was – yesterday was a super sleepy, rainy day and aside from going to church in the morning, we didn’t leave the house or change out of our pjs. I need more days like this (but have a feeling that by the end of Winter, I’ll feel the exact opposite.) The only thing that could have made it better would’ve been if the rain was SNOW – something we haven’t really seen yet this season. Oh, I just love snow!! (And again I realize that if we lived in one of those areas that received snow all the time, I’d be rolling my eyes right now. When you have curly hair, you always envy the straight…and vice versa, right?)
I’ve been thinking about doing a new series for you guys and today I just want to introduce it. Entitled, “INTENTIONAL LIVING,” this 6-8 post series would be a way for me to present my ideas for living a purpose-driven, intentional life with you as readers. I want to accomplish a few things by hosting the series.
A) I want for the reader to get to know my family and I better.
B) I want for the reader to be exposed to lifestyle ideas (that may or may not differ from their own) and then engage in self-reflection of how they themselves approach the topic.
What this series ISN’T:
Intentional Living is not meant to judge, persuade, condemn or change. It is merely a sharing of ideas, thoughts and decisions.
Some topics I’d like to address:
- Single-income lifestyle
- Holiday traditions/beliefs (i.e. Santa, Halloween, Easter Bunny)
- Faith-based living
- Debt-free living
I’ll tell you this right now. I am in no way an expert on any of these topics. Honestly, I’m still trying to figure life out for myself. I’m a (daily) work in progress. BUT I’m a person who gives thought to each and every one of her decisions, namely because my decisions impact four (soon-to-be five) other people and their lives. It is a great task that I’m constantly trying to be my best at.
I hope that in sharing our lives and our choices with you, I can open up a CIVIL and MATURE dialogue (that’s why I’ll keep the comments on these posts OPEN unless things get nasty) and I hope to encourage you in your own life choices, whether they look similar to mine or not. One of the best things we can do as free thinking adults is to live a life full of purpose and conviction. To know deep down in our bellies the WHYs, and then to be able to present those WHYs with grace and openness.
That’s my intent anyway.
QUESTION: Are there any other areas that you’d like me to share about? Would this be a good link-up party idea if I told you the topic a week beforehand?