Happy Back to School Day! I call it Back to schedule day because in the summer any semblance of a regular schedule goes out the window. It’s fun but someone like me needs a schedule to keep myself on track.
When all three of my children were in school mornings used to be really busy. I only have one in school now and she takes care of herself in the morning so it’s pretty mellow at our house in the morning. I am not a morning person (understatement) and getting myself up and going is enough of a challenge for me so I’m grateful that she is so independent!
The beginning of the school year is like the New Year for me. I always start out with GOOD INTENTIONS. I intend to get up a little early to have a few minutes to myself before the family day gets going. I intend to have the house in order so that the morning won’t be a rush to get lunch or iron shirts or whatever else needs to be done. I intend to make my bed.
And for the first few weeks I usually keep it up and then something happens. I forget to set my alarm. Or I set it but turn it off and turn over. Life gets crazy and the ironing piles up and I end up having to iron a shirt for Danny just before walking out the door and resort to putting my make-up on in the car.
Yesterday my pastor said something that rang in my head this morning.
Intentions alone will not lead you to your destination. Direction not intention leads you to your destination
So although I might intend to do all those things throughout the school year I have to actually move in that direction to make it happen. I have to put things in place to make sure that I can follow through on my intentions. It’s like that with anything, right?
I have intended to write a book for years now but that hasn’t gotten me anywhere. Putting pen to paper is the only thing that will get me closer to reaching that goal. Now that I’m back to a schedule I’m hoping to do a lot more of that.
What have you been intending to do that you need to actually start doing? I’d love to hear about it in the comments so we can cheer each other along.