This week’s Think Write Thursday topic 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!”
I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions. – Lord Byron.
Who besides me feels this great internal debate of time? You know, that great conundrum of “how is it only June?” and “how can it be June?” – yes, these two phrases seem to tell the tale of 2017 – the year that is both creeping slowly and racing rapidly by simultaneously!
I wrote down a few things to “focus on” this year and even foolishly declared it the year of the sweater (can you hear me laughing here?) I assure you that this is not the year of the sweater. In fact, this might not even be the year of knitting! To date, I have only finished seven projects and not one of them is a sweater!
My stitching is perhaps the most faithful thing I do (and though I have had a day or two here and there where I have missed, I have caught up easily).
I set my reading goal at 60 books and I have only completed 22, which puts me 5 books behind schedule. I am hoping that I can catch this up this summer – and perhaps even get ahead a bit!
I wanted to organize my photos and while I have done a fantastic job this year of organizing by month – I have not worked on previous months at all.
There were some other things that I journaled about as “wishes” that may find themselves moving to a reality.
And, there are some things (hello, LipSense) that I had no idea about at all but could not be happier with today!
This mid-year refocus is bringing some changes… and if you know me, then you know that I think that is not a bad thing at all!
If you want to see how this year is unfolding for others, you will find them here. If you want to “regale Carole and I with your words”, you can sign up here!
I know I start out every year believing that I’m going to focus on my intentions for the year, but life happens — and sometimes I change my mind about what I want to focus on. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I think if we are too rigid in how we live our lives, we really don’t get a chance to live.
I didn’t set any intentions but wanted to be a bit more motivated in the house. Does the 156 episodes of Gilmore Girls count? 🙂 I’m sorting pictures as well though and reading a bit more…all we can do is try right? And change is almost always good!
If only time expanded in front of us, then it could simultaneously be the year of the sweater, stitching, reading, organizing, etc. … but sadly, that is not the case. Good for you for focusing on change; to me that is a sign of a thinking and flexible person, and that is always a good thing!
P.S. What is that plant? It’s beautiful and a very cool photo!
It’s so easy to “think big” at the beginning of the year . . . After all, there are 12 whole months waiting to unfold before us! Reality usually bites . . . but not always in a bad way. 🙂 I love a good mid-year assessment. Flexibility and adaptability are GREAT things to have on tap! XO
I didn’t set any formal intentions for the year and it’s liberating yet… disappointing.
I’m also in a serious lull of knitting. I hope to remedy that with a couple gorgeous skeins of yarn I just bought.
WOW, HALF THE year is over. You are making me think Lady! ONe of my goals was less drama. Im honoring that well so far. Im maintaining me weight by counting weight watcher points every day. But I have to go and checkmy other goals…hmmmm
Photos were a huge project 18 months ago. We took 33 years of albums and had them put on a disc and flash drive. SO nice to have that done. Good luck. Keep at it
Life rarely goes as we expect or intend. My plan this year was to go with the flow and so far that’s working for me. However, I do have a couple of intentions for the next half of the year, so I’ll see how that works out for me.
I didn’t set any specific intentions, thank goodness because I am sure they would have gone off the rails with the crazy ride that I’ve been on this year.
I like change, too. especially when they’re positive! Let’s make the REST of 2017 the year of the sweater, shall we?!
So the good thing is that you can refocus and change the rules and make the rest of 2017 whatever works best!
Every long distance runner stops occasionally to catch her breath…Carry on!