According to my dear friend Wiki “Intentional living is any lifestyle based on an individual or group’s conscious attempts to live according to their values and beliefs.”
Seems pretty straight forward right? You’d think so. For me not so much. I’ve been seeing a lot about intentional living and I’ve decided that I want to give it a try. I have my own beliefs and values that I stand by but I’ve always been the girl that wants to fit in. whether it’s pretending to be someone I’m not or be interested in something when it’s the complete opposite. I’ve decided enough is enough. It’s time to be myself, to live intentionally.
I am a God fearing, county loving, wife, daughter, sister, and Momma of three. I have everything that I have ever dreamed of and more. I’ve been truly blessed in my life and yet I’ve always struggled with showing the world who I am in my heart. Truly the only person who has seen all sides of me is my dear husband. (Bless his heart…all sides aren’t too pretty.)
- I’m fearful of change
- I’m stubborn
- I’m a follower of Jesus
- I fear failure
- I’m empathetic (sometimes over the top)
- I’m emotional ( again, sometimes over the top)
- I’m a lover
- I’m a fighter (not my greatest attribute except when im fighting for what I love)
- I procrastinate
- I’m a perfectionist
- I love to deeply
- I break easily
- I care too much
- I let others judge me
- I allow that judgment to change me
- I push my beliefs aside
- I fear confrontation with strangers
- I’m outgoing
- I’m shy
- I’m outspoken
- I’m selfless
- I’m still trying to find myself…
Intentional living sounds like a walk in the park. It’s being yourself. Having babies at a young age didn’t allow me much time in finding who I am. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t change my life with my babies for anything, I love the life I have with them each and every day. I just have to work a little harder at finding who I am outside of being Mommy. So today or rather tonight (11:25 PM) I have decided to start my journey with intentional living.
I will focus on my beliefs and values for the next month, hopefully it will continue and be my new way of living but for right now we’re starting small. 30 days. My goal is to find myself, and to stop compromising my values and beliefs for those around me and to learn to love and accept myself.
I will post about my journey once a week and update everyone on how it’s going and what I’ve learned. Wish me luck, I’m wayyyy out of my comfort zone!