Do you find yourself asking that question along with me? After all of the holiday events and activities have come to an end I often fall into a kind of malaise. Not a depression or anything as concerning as that, but more of a malaise and trying to get back into the swing of “normal” life. But honestly, what is normal? I certainly don’t know.
The second week of the month is historically a busy one for me these days with several meetings and responsibilities that fall during that time frame. When I realized I had 4 commitments on the same day this following week with 3 at the same time, I kind of knew that it was time to reexamine and perhaps step out of some obligations. It’s so easy to over commit, isn’ t it? I have been pretty good at saying no to things but I think I need to hone that skill a bit more this year and focus on my word – intentional.
I think that my state of mind is normal after having hosted family including babysitting the grandson for several days. It takes a week or so to kind of get back to feeling like I am on top of things. I think I finally have all the Christmas decorations put away with the exception of outside stuff that Chris and I will do together but honestly – it takes awhile. Dishes transferred, decorations taken down, bedding switched out, gifts stashed or put into use, New Year cards ready to write out and mail, floors cleaned (easier thanks to my new “Rosie”, leftover food frozen or given away, the list goes on and on. But it is all good when I think back over the past few years and how much sadness I felt over the death of my sweet mom on Christmas Day 2020, I realize that while it is still difficult I am making headway with my grief.
While this post may not be inspiring or motivating, for me it is a way of journaling where I am at. My good intentions this year will be to do more things for others INTENTIONALLY. To manage my time INTENTIONALLY. To see more of my family INTENTIONALLY. To seek out God’s will for my life INTENTIONALLY. I am going to make 2024 the best ever – what about you? What are you going to do INTENTIONALLY this year? Tell me all about it in the comments and Comment for a Cause for The Family Place.