It isn’t enough to have good intentions. . . Those intentions need to be followed through with action. This past week I said to my friend, “I am going to spend more time doing the things I love..” Mostly, to me that means photographing my friends and family doing the ranching life, and spending more time down the dirt roads. In the last year or so, I am gotten away from doing that.. I am not sure why. I cannot even blame COVID.. rather it has been getting caught up in doing things that do not feed my soul. .. So the intention was set.
It did not take long for me to have to decide if it was just a thing I blurted out.. or it I was going to actually change things up enough to make the time to be purposeful about it. Because it does take time to give priority to those things we deem important. And, putting them on the back burner is also a choice. Those choices often have little to do with anything other than keeping our own intentions in accountability. It comes down to are we willing to walk in integrity to our own intentions. Even if we are fortunate to have people in our lives who love us enough to remind us of our own self commitments…… In the end, it is a self conversation and the knowledge of whether we can trust our own intentions, trust our own commitment to those things we tell ourselves that we want to do, or that we want to become.
I am still becoming….