The Think Write Thursday topic for this week is to consider what it means to be at the halfway point of the year. Did you state some intentions for 2017? If so, check in on them and give us an update. If you didn’t state any intentions then maybe you could tell us what you think so far about 2017 or perhaps you’d like to set some intentions for the second half of the year. Whatever you decide, however you approach this topic, regale us with your words!
Guess who didn’t set any intentions for 2017?
Yep. That would be me. I mean, I did set a goal of reading 75 books but I don’t think that really counts as an intention. And really, I’m not going to set any for the second half of the year either. I have my summer bucket list and maybe in the fall I’ll create a fall bucket list. Because, really, bucket list sounds way more fun than intentions.
So that leaves me with what I think about 2017 so far. Hmmmm. Personally, it’s been great. I’ve got a side hustle, we’re getting a new grandbaby, we are celebrating 20 years of marital bliss (thank you all very much for the anniversary wishes yesterday) and day to day life is satisfying and happy. I’m reading and knitting, reflecting on peace as much as possible, meditating and journaling, and trying to live an authentic life. Actually, a quote from The Nix really struck me the other day and I think it’s applicable here:
Seeing ourselves clearly is the project of a lifetime.
So that’s what I’m doing. Seeing myself clearly as much as possible and working on the lifetime project of being me.
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I, also did not make any public ‘intentions’… it is curious, I am not sure if I feel that is good or bad. However, today’s check in is perfect! And, your year seems awesome! XO
No intentions here either. I think we’re living similarly happy lives right now and for that I am grateful every day!
Your year does indeed sound like it’s going wonderfully so far, but I suspect that much of that is because you’ve made it so as much as possible and also choose to focus mainly on the most wonderful parts. Carry on seeing clearly!
Don’t know why but missed blog reading yesterday. Your homage to your marriage was extraordinary. You didn’t brag that you have the gift of happiness which you clearly do!
I like the idea of seasonal goals. It’s too easy to write a list at New Years and then not look at it again.
I am going to drink a nice glass of wine and make a toast to you and Dale—–but not until evening!
I always set intentions for myself (usually distilled down to two-word intentions . . . to make them rather vague and chameleon-like). I’m much better with rather-fuzzy intentions than bucket lists (which, for me, are too specific). But I think a lot of that is just semantics! 😉 That quote from The Nix is wonderful! I wrote that one down last year when I read it, too. Because, yep! That’s it! XO
Great post–and may the second half of the year be as productive and peaceful, joyful and fun as the first half. 😀
I’ve got the Nix as an audiobook–I might have to make it my next listen.
The quote is perfect. I did not write down any intentions, but had planned to write a post today about what I “intend” to do for the rest of the year (yay retirement!). Time has not been my friend.
Lydia S says
I didn’t make any specific intentions, but I think what I’d like most to do is to complete projects and make life a bit more simpler since we’ll be in an apartment for another 15 months. Slow and steady and do things right.
The timing for this check-in was perfect! Back in January it seemed like everyone was making intentions, but apparently that was just me 😉 I like your approach and that quotation. That’s a great intention for all of us!
I’ll admit, I first cast aside this prompt when it came through…but as last week unfolded, I had a bit of a story to tell. Thanks for a nudge that is leading to a renewed focus for the rest of the year! 🙂