This post was actually started and abandoned many days ago during a relatively calm moment in a chaotic day. It was abandoned until now. The view outside that window is quite different…snow is piled up on the porch and icicles drip down from the window. I am in Central Texas and we are celebrating that the temperature is 19 degrees and the electricity has stayed on all day! Housebound, there is time to catch-up on things that have been neglected (like this blog). Change is afoot here at FaithAcre Studio. I am trying to figure some things out and move in a forward direction. Last year was tough – even without the pandemic…stories to follow, but for now I am completing this post and then getting back under a blanket with a mug of hot tea.
Right now – in this moment – I am at my desk.
It is not a serene and simple place to rest.
It is a reflection of my real life…a jumbled, chaotic mess of things to do and things undone.
It is also a place of hope and intention and change.
A place to get things done.
Where I am now is not the place I am going.
This new year I didn’t pick a phrase to define the year or set ordinary resolutions as I have done in the past.
I set an “intention”.
As last year concluded, I realized that I often felt like I had been riding in a leaky boat without a sail or an oar in hand in tumultuous, uncharted waters.
That was not a good feeling for someone like me.
This year I intend to do the best I can with what I have and extend grace to myself for I what don’t get done.
Simple & Intentional
I’m not going to completely renovate our house and get out of debt and become a famous artist and lose 75 pounds and get rid of my hypertension with exercise and …
I’m going to try and get rid of the stuff we don’t need and keep the house relatively tidy & comfortable most days.
I’m going to try and get our finances in better shape and know where the money is going.
I’m going to try and make some art because it makes me happy.
I’m going to walk a little bit most days and be more aware of when I’m stuffing food in my face because I’m stressed.
And right now, I’m going to put the pens on my desk in the pen holder.
The time feels right to think and dream and make plans that are subject to change.