Setting a New Year’s intention

2017 is officially in full swing, and I’m back on the west coast. My two week trip to New England was my longest yet since moving to Seattle eight years ago. I still didn’t have enough time to see all the people I wanted to see and do all the things I wanted to do. But Sean and I had some spectacular moments and memories for the books. And sharing William with my family and closest friends was, well, magical.

One of the things I really liked in my mindful mamas group was the week’s “intention” — every Monday, each of us set an intention for the week. Not a resolution. Not a goal. Just some kind of… mantra. And then our facilitator tied a little string around each of our wrists to remind us of that intention.

My intention for 2017 is to savor. Everyone tells you that your baby will grow up so fast and change so quickly. I’m trying to soak it up. And I think there are many moments in my day that I can try to savor… practicing our bedtime routine with W, seeing a friend, taking a class, sleeping in on a Saturday. Maybe even commuting to work will become something I can savor in a month or two…

Wish me luck.


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