Time to finish up the year! If you missed last week and want to make Sure you didn’t miss any posts this year, you can find Part 1 of wrapping up the year HERE. And now for Part 2…
My other two themes for the year were intention and instrument.
Intention came up a lot this year- I ALWAYS try to be very intentional about my time, and so each of my posts about my tending lists in my Powersheets fell under this category. I’m not going to tag all of those posts here, but I will highlight this one from midway through they year when my goals took a bit of a pivot. I talked about the intention required to change and how others don’t always recognize that. I talked about how the heart behind my intentional living comes from numbering my days. I let you in on the three questions I come back to again and again as I try to stay intentional but not slip back into perfectionism. Finally, I shared some of my favorite fall rituals that I have to do intentionally or they pass me by, as well as the tools (aka instruments- but that topic is up next) to help me live an intentional life.
My last theme, as well as my word for the year, was Instrument. This kind of took over a large number of posts, but not in the way I envisioned it would back in January. I picked instrument because I wanted to learn the banjo and I was off to a great, little by little, start. But the other reason I chose instrument was the prayer that I wanted the Lord to “make me an instrument of your peace” and the way God wanted to use me as an instrument of peace this year was to give almost every spare moment I had to running with Team World Vision (can’t stop won’t stop). I hadn’t realized at the start of 2022 that I would end the year training for and completing my first marathon. So my posts on instrument quickly pivoted to running focused posts, or at least ways that learning an instrument and running share things- like the importance of warm ups. I wrote about the importance of doing things together instead of alone. I also wrote about the transition from absolutely loathing the treadmill to learning to see it as a helpful instrument. I wrote about how I’m learning to feel comfortable loving things about myself and seeing that my body is an instrument not an ornament (a phrase taken from one of my favorite books I read the end of last year and early this year) I wrote about what it was like to slide so far back on some of my goals, including my goal of banjo learning that kicked off so strong and then kind of fell apart. And of course I wrote about some big moments from marathon training as well as recapping my time at the NYC Marathon. It has been a crazy year that was full of wonder, surprise, frustration, and a lot of hard things that showed me some really beautiful things. As we barrel towards 2023, I am taking plenty of time to prep my 2023 powersheets and think on what’s next, not just for my new word of the year, but also for this blog. I’ll be back in the new year with an update on that.
As we barrel towards 2023, I am wishing you a happy new year and saying goodbye to the Year of “I”… This week I am taking plenty of time to prep my 2023 powersheets and think on what’s next, not just for my new word of the year, but also for this blog. I’ll be back in the new year with an update on that.