My very best work friend…who are we kidding?  I’m always working, so one of my very best friends gave me a daily planner this year with a note saying, “Let’s start this year with intention.”  I never get into the whole New Year thing where I make myself promises that I do not keep.  Not the point.  I follow a blogger who said, “We need to be more intentional about joy.”…read that like five minutes ago.  Again with that word, intention. Being the nerd that I am, I actually pulled it up, and learned a meaning of the word that I was not aware.  Not only does it mean a thing intended, an aim, or a plan, BUT, it also has the medical definition meaning the healing process of a wound.  Do not let it be said that I did not learn something new today.  Technically, I don’t feel wounded. My life has a story like every other person in the world, but it is not one of those things that I’ve let define me…or I must have a super short memory span.  It’s just interesting how so many could look at that definition.

I have so much going on right now.  I’m remodeling a house.  Well, I’m supervising the work from the husband, still counts.  I’m figuring out what I want to do for a living the second half of my life.  I’ve made huge fitness goals that I may actually hurt myself to achieve. Remind me to tell you about this Fitbit obsession that I have right now.  I’m working on being debt free.  Studying Buddhism and natural healing and hiking, etc etc. Oh, and patience.  I mean, you can wish away your entire life trying to get to your happy place, when you might darn well be in your happy place if you would stop wishing for a minute and enjoy what’s right in front of you.  You really can have goals and enjoy the moment.  I’m doing it all one step at a time, one day at a time.  I’m making that effort every single day, even when it’s 69 degrees in the fall with a 90% chance of rain for the entire day, and calling in sick and going to bed is so appealing.  So, without noticing it, I was living with intention the whole time.  I had no stinking clue.  With that said, I think I’ll go do my actual work now so that my boss doesn’t make firing me his intention.

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