1.03.2013

2013: Intentional Change

{Journal c/o Chronicle Books and can also be found on Amazon}

New Years Day seemed to slam me in the face as I was coming of the high and tailspin of Christmas. I had no resolutions, and honestly, no desire to make them. 2012 really stretched me in many ways and the good change that came from it was not a result of a New Year's resolution, but from either acceptance or action. 

I really want to continue that theme into 2013. A year of intentional change. We have that choice to change ourselves and the world around us for the better by responding to what is given to us. 

I received this journal in the mail from my friend Lorraine over at Chronicle Books yesterday. I like to look at it as providential. I think this is a small way to motivate me to make 2013 a continual resolution to reach higher in every aspect of my life. Not for the sake of fulfilling a resolution, or proving it to myself or others, but because I know my heart desires positive growth in myself, my family, and the world around me. It starts in the small every day decisions.

The journal is filled with inspiring quotes. One of my favorites:
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. WE have only the present. Let us begin." 
~Mother Teresa

 I look forward to sharing some of this intentional change with you:)
Cheers to 2013!

P.S. Can't thank you all enough for all of the warm congrats and sweet messages! It sure makes the anticipation all the more exciting. We anxiously await June 28th!

13 comments:

  1. Love the journal. I need to order one. My word for this year is INTENTIONAL. After working through Bruce Wilkinson's study, A Life God Rewards, that has been one of my main goals. To live more intentionally, to live for the line, not the dot. Okay, and I seriously missed some big news. Going back to look!!

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  2. I need a new journal! This one looks great!! I love when you said, "A year of intentional change. We have that choice to change ourselves and the world around us for the better by responding to what is given to us."

    Living with intention. It is one beautiful and hard thing to do--but boy oh boy is it worth it!

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  3. Yay for 2013!! It's OK not to have any resolutions right now. Who says you have to have them anyway. I say we start the new year in April. How's that? Ha! When everyone's fallen off the bandwagon and stopped going to the gym, that's when we'll start going ;P

    So happy for you and Gabe! It seems just like yesterday that I was reading your birth story of sweet Veronica. Congrats, again. :)
    Happy new year, Anna!

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  4. Oh I love this idea! These are always the themes the encircle my years. This year, I think change is going to be the biggest theme. This journal is right up my alley!

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  5. someone told me new year's isn't about resolutions but about looking back on the recent year.
    i've decided to make one big goal each year and try to stick with it!!

    xo the egg out west.

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  6. I love the idea of this book. I'll have to check it out!

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  7. Love this post! I definitely want to check out this journal! So exciting about baby #3!! xoxo

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  8. I think that is a great journal and smart way to stay motivated. Intention and change. I do need some changes this year. that is what my resolutions are about.

    and congrats!!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  9. Wow, love the journal and quote! :)

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  10. I didn't really have any resolutions either but I started to ponder on some last night. 2012 wasn't exactly my favorite year and so I hope this year is better!

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  11. I too was fully unprepared for New Year's day! Gradual and constant improvement are what I try to make my driving forces - seems like this journal of intention would definitely help keep me on track!

    Congrats on expecting your 3rd little one!
    -Tiffany
    http://stylesidebar.blogspot.com/

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  12. How timely that you receive such an inspirational journal! I hope it keeps you mindful and joyful this 2013 :)

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  13. Happy 2013! I'm getting back into blogging this year and look forward to reading your posts. I love the idea of intentional change -- this is a great tone for the new year. Also, I see that you have wonderful news about another little one on the way. Congratulations, what an exciting time!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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