I’ve just returned to DC from two weeks visiting family in Chicago, and have been reinforced in the fact that, no matter how long I live here, Chicago will always be home. I love the attitude, the grit, the absence of exchanging business cards at happy hour.
But now, back to “normal” life. Back to a lock that needs to be replaced. A closet that desperately needs organizing. A pile of dishes that I washed but apparently forgot to put away that now needs to be washed again.
Over the past week, I’ve been pondering, like many others, new years resolutions. Generally, I don’t even bother, but I do appreciate the feeling of a fresh start. I’ve also been pondering this blog and why I’ve kept it up for the past year and a half (ish). I’ve loved the reason to write, the opportunity to develop my photography skills, and the interaction with people who’ve stumbled upon it.
But what exactly is the purpose?
One of the main things I hope to convey through my writing is a sense of intentionality about life. The title (“talitha cum.”) commands this.
So this year, on the new year resolution front, I’m doing things a little differently. I’ve broken down my life to-do list into categories, and I’m setting goals for the year based on the things I’ve told myself I want to do. Obviously, I’m not tackling everything this year, but I’m hoping breaking things down will help me be more intentional about the way I spend my time (my life?).
I also intend to work with this idea of intentional living in a more…intentional way over the next year right here on the blog. I’ll still be writing about a lot of same things (crazy life in the nation’s capital, community, and especially travel…some exciting plans there on the docket for 2011). But I’ll also spend more time tracing this cord of living with intention through all of these areas. I hope you’ll continue to stop by, read along, and, if moved, participate in the conversation.
Cheers to a fresh start.
Question: What are you resolved to do this year?