2020 is having perfect vision, seeing clearly, and having perfect hindsight. Okay, that was cheesy, but looking back on 2019 I am really hoping to have better focus this year. We spend a lot of time as a culture looking back on our past or forward on our future. When we look at the now, oftentimes it’s without any kind of wisdom or clarity. We focus on what feels good in the moment instead of what will actually bring us true joy. So for 2020, my plan is to discover novels that truly captivate my attention and discover or rediscovering hobbies that I have enjoyed in the past.
A few years ago, Mollie Reads hosted an event called the “DoAThon”. This event motivated me a lot and helped push me to do more in my house and just adjust my focus in general. My hope for this year is to be more intentional. I want treat the entire year with a “DoAThon” type attitude but with the twist of discovering the joy in creativity and self-care.
What do you plan to do?
Well, first off…TBR pile is a mile long. My hope is to read more books I truly enjoy. My husband and I are trying to declutter our lives a bit more and books are not something I plan to just get rid of unless they are ones know I don’t like. I’m sure many of you have seen or read Marie Kondo’s book or seen her show on Netflix. I read her book a while back and it was truly helpful to me. I’m not sure I agree with her book limit, but the point is, I want to try and get that TBR pile down and keep what I truly love and “unhaul” it if I don’t like it. There is always someone who will enjoy them more than I do.
Second, there are so many things I want to do, that I never make time for. Painting, reading, journaling, studying the Bible, playing with the dogs more often, puzzles, coffee with friends, photography…I could go on and on. I want to make more time for the little fun things in life. Those things are important and often get forgotten in the mix of all the business of life.
My question for you guys is this. Are you being intentional next year? Are you taking care of yourself and giving your mind the rest it needs or the push it needs to discover new things? What things do you want to discover? What new books are you getting rid of? What are your favorites that you know you will read again and again? Are you learning anything new for yourself? Are you seeking spiritual growth? Are you running a 5k? Are you planning on spending every Saturday with your family and friends? Are you planting a garden? Are you investing your time in something good for you?
Let me know what your discovery plans are!
Food for thought.