2015! I’m Ready!

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2015!  I’m Ready!  (well, sort of)

I’m in the middle of putting away my Christmas decor.  This is the part where I start second guessing myself wondering if I’m a bit out of control.  I think I know the answer to that.  Yes, I am.  I love Christmas with all the lights and glitter and specialness that goes on.  My vacuum cleaner thinks it has landed on Planet Glitter.

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This was the year that I was going to go through all of my ornaments and get rid of things I’m tired of or just don’t work for me.  I ordered a ton of containers to sort by color.  After 17 plus containers, I’m a bit overwhelmed.  I still have a counter full of things that I don’t know what to do with as far as storing.  I have a huge closet in our garage that is for my Christmas.  My sweet hubby went in there and organized all the shelves for me (he is the master packer).  Even though I was scared he would be rough in stacking, etc.  I just decided, if it breaks, it breaks, didn’t need it anyway.  Except, for that cute cupcake Radko ornament I got this year…

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I have my labels ready to print.  I may work on it all during the summer when it’s nice and warm out there.  I thought it would be so nice to hire someone to come in fix everything for me.  Then I thought, (I’m spending more time thinking than anything), that is a good sign you are in too deep when you need to hire someone to help with Christmas decorating, organizing etc.

All of this “thinking” has brought me to my next subject.

My Word For 2015!

I’ve never picked a word for the year, but I am this year.  My word for 2015 is…..drumroll…..

Intentional

The meaning of intentional is:

done by intention or design

I love the synonyms for the word intentional:

conscious, deliberate, intended, knowing, purposeful, purposive, set, voluntary, willed, willful (or wilful), witting

Let’s see what intention means:

in·ten·tion noun \in-ˈten(t)-shən\
: the thing that you plan to do or achieve : an aim or purpose
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: a determination to act in a certain way :

I am a fairly easy going person and I love life. I also am a procrastinator.  I can put things off and get to it tomorrow or the next day.  But, not any more!  I’m going to be more intentional in my living and hopefully will accomplish some things that I have been putting off until tomorrow.

I’m also thinking I’m on the verge of being a perfectionist.  But, not in a very good way.  I will put things off until everything is perfect.

Here are a few of my latest excuses:

 I will walk my 3 miles but only when the weather is perfect.

 I will play tennis when the wind isn’t blowing (In West Texas that is rare.)  

I will organize my closets when the rest of the house is perfect.  

I will read my Bible when I have everything done.  

This will be a struggle, but I’m determined.  Maybe, I should have chosen determined for my word?  Maybe next year.

Have you ever had a scripture for the year?  I thought about it, but I decided there are too many scriptures that I need to apply to my life throughout the year.  Today, I will leave you with this verse:

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9 NKJV

Well, I’m ready, are you?  Do you have a word for the year?

2 Comments

  1. Oh, my goodness, I cannot imagine having 17 containers of Cmas decor. That makes me dizzy just thinking about it. I have about 7-9 Rubbermaid containers and am trying to figure out how to par that down to less. It’s a whole lot more fun going up than coming down. :o)))

    I do not have a word this year. I have had the past two years but just decided to not go that route this year.

    Always good to connect with you and wishing you a super fantastic 2015!!!

  2. Hi Lea! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. You are always so much fun! I love keeping up with you.
    Okay, now I’m feeling a bit bad about the number of containers. Does it help if they aren’t that big, well, maybe a little big, but not giant.
    You are right, so fun to put up. I like to take down sometimes because it is like a fresh start, but, I am thinking it might be time to settle down a bit. I had 8 trees up this year. We will see how I feel next year. 🙂
    Have a great week!
    Beverly

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