Month: January 2016

Being Intentional

Happy New Year!  It’s that time of year when we pause and look back while we plan for great things in the year ahead.  I stopped doing resolutions many years ago, and have found that I’m generally a little more reflective around my birthday in February.  In 2013, I read The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown.  It’s a wonderful book and really spoke to me from where I was at that point in my life.  I read something around the same time about people selecting a word to guide them through the new year.  Sounded like a good plan to me, and the book talks about being “Wholehearted” – that was my guiding word for 2014. It was just a little reminder to try to be a little more wholehearted throughout the year.  I like to think it helped.  However, toward the end of 2014, I got super busy – there were some weeks I was teaching 8 classes a week plus trying to fill pottery orders.  A friend from the neighborhood asked if …