- Nayda Cruz
At the end of every year, I like to organize everything. It’s as if I close a book and pick up another one. For me, well for the world, 2020 was a year where lines were blurry and very often crossed. Work life merge with personal life. The time to go to bed wasn’t necessarily the one it used to be. Holidays were no more…and so on. So, for me, the transition between 2020 and 2021 was quite like that.
Special video projects came along for my husband and I right at the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. So, I wasn’t able to really have “closure” as I like to do at the end of the year. I felt as if I was already late by the time when I finished planning my year. Plans for January 2021 are already behind. And to be honest, that can be quite frustrating for a person like me. Still, I need to see everything in perspective. Those projects that unexpectedly came are exciting and a blessing for my husband business.
At the end of 2020 I was reading something when I came across the word “intentionality”. I instantly felt as if it was what describes how I was feeling. Those same days I had started to map out 2021 but had not finished because I felt all over the place. I wall filling my year at a glance planner with projects but none of them connected to one another. Again, the daunting question hit my mind: “What is your purpose?”.
The definition for the word “intentional” is “Done by intention or design. Purposefulness”. I love it. I no longer want to be all over the place just doing and doing for the sake of doing. But I want to create for the sake of purposefulness. Not just for me, but for the world. Not only for income, but to serve.
After that, I took my planner intentionally designed a year that connects. Every monthly task supports the next month’s tasks. Also, I planned to be focused on how to create art that is meaningful. That feels honest and humble.
This year I want to be intentional in everything I do. Step by step all the way until reaching the sunshine.
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