2012 was a year of tremendous ups and downs for me. I got to do so many things I never thought I’d get to do. I also lost my father at the age of 58. It was a bittersweet year, so much to be thankful for and so much that I wish I could do over. I am still dealing with my father’s death and taking it day by day, yet I know that he would want me to continue my life and move forward on my journey without him. He is always in my heart.
I moved into 2013 with a new perspective and agenda. Living life is good. Living life happily is even better. But living life with intention. Now that is where the good stuff lies.
I was once told that if you have to think about whether or not you want to do something, if it’s not an unequivocal yes, then it’s a no. Meaning if you have to question if doing whatever it is is worth doing, then you shouldn’t do it. This year and going forward, I don’t want to hem and haw about what it is I want to do. Whatever it is I do, whether it’s a project, a book, a blog post, or a travel destination, I want it to be an unequivocal YES. I want to attack everything I do from here on out with intention.
Merriam Webster Dictionary defines intention as a determination to act a certain way: RESOLVE.
Importance or significance.
Intention for me means when it comes to my life, my family, my friends, my work, I tackle it all with intention. No half stepping, no on the fence moments, no over analyzing myself out of things. Do whatever it is I tackle with zest and zeal, with my chest poked out, with confidence, and with the knowing that I am living my life each day without taking it for granted.
Life is too short to not live with intention. I plan on living with intention and making 2013 my best year yet.