Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I'm warning you all now that I may have a slight leave of absence this month. As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I've been seriously contemplating my recent loss of creativity. But I'm happy to report that in recent days, I may have just re-discovered not only my creativity, but the secret to keeping it around!

Last week I took this online course from Ali Edwards called Storyology. It was just a simple 2 hour course on how to better write your own stories. As I listened and watched, I found myself turbulently taking notes and writing down all of the ideas that were bubbling up in my mind.

take note

Before I knew it, I had figured out exactly what has been holding me back and I think I've also discovered how to fix that. As I took notes, I wrote down the words:

Be intentional. Simplify.

Whoa. How simple is that? That is my mantra for 2012. In everything I do, I will be intentional and simplify.

I'm always inspire by Elise and she picks a word(s) each year to live by.

I want to minimize what I spend my time doing. I want to be intentional about the time I have to myself. I want to simplify our life and eliminate the junk we don't need. I want to create. I want to develop. I want to be successful.

So there you have it. So when I seem a little mia this month and no blog posts appear from me, you'll know what I'm off doing.

In case you're interested, one project I'm working on right now is called Daily December.


  1. have you read kellehampton.com she is an amazing writer. i really want to be like her when i grow up. :-) she inspires my writing.

  2. can i adapt this too? I love it.

  3. I want to take that on as my year goal, too! I can't wait to hear what you've been learning :)

  4. LIFE is all about INTENT. With God, our spouses and children, if we don't live intentional, we miss SO much!
    So cool that you took this course!
    Love it Jessi!

    have you ever seen my other blog www.walkwithyourteen.blogspot.com
    I don't talk about it much, but I think you would like it. I talk a lot about intention!