This October, I will begin my first series (hosted by The Nester and along with hundreds of others): the annual 31 Day challenge.
My first series as a blog. At less than a month old. For 31 days straight.
Go big or go home, right?
As I was reading through others comments who plan to partake in this 'event', it seemed like the most challenging part was deciding, what do I do as my topic?
I needed a topic that I would be willing (and excited) to write about for an entire month. Every day. 31 days straight.
I immediately began to brain storm. I wanted something that would allow me to grow as a person but also something that people following along could join in on if they chose to (whether it be for one day or all of them). I needed something that was focused on holding me accountable in our pursuit for simplicity. Within a few minutes, the topic for me was an obvious one.
31 days to living a more intentional life.
What is an intentional life?
In my journey to pursuing a simpler life, I've realized it's something that takes intention. In today's busy world, I have the habit of going with the flow, running around every day without any real planning or rhythm and at the end of the day not feeling that I accomplished anything.
If I want to achieve true simplicity, I need to experience each day. I need each day to have a purpose.
I have to be intentional on how I parent, how I discipline, how I eat, how I spend my time, how I budget.
I don't believe I will ever be fulfilled in life by running through each day with my head cut off - pulling my toddler off the window sill, cleaning up melted popsicles, and eating cereal for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. I don't believe I'll ever be able to enjoy the little things in life fully if I'm not efficient with my time doing the big things.
I can't wait to grow during this upcoming month and begin living life more intentionally.
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"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."