Setting Intentions: Family Videos
Most who know me know I get a rush out of follow-through. I love taking an idea and seeing it through to completion. I can certainly get intense (and overbearing) in this tendency, but it is one of my most beloved attributes that I enjoy cultivating.
Sean and I have several points throughout the year where we sit down together and set intentions of various natures.
-New Year: At the start of a new calendar year, we review
-Marital Year: Our wedding anniversary is June 28th. We take time to celebrate and reflect, but we also take time to think about what we want for our marriage in the upcoming year, focusing on three categories: do, go,
-Seasonal: At the beginning of every season, we reflect on
-Monthly: Each month, we look at our seasonal list and plug ideas into our calendar in pencil (to allow for flexibility). We also note national holidays we want to consider observing (see my post on intentional festivity). This is also a time to proactively think about making plans with friends and loved ones.
-Weekly: We try to chat for a bit on Sundays about the week ahead. We review our individual calendars, our family calendar, and we try to carve time for doing absolutely nothing and seeing where the wind takes us.
One of our marital goals in 2016 was to create more family videos. I have heaps of photos to document our lives, and I’ve gotten quite good at collecting “just be” mental photographs as well, but there is something about video that is just different. When I was home in Michigan for Christmas last month, my family gathered
Below are three videos I assembled from moments in 2016. The first two were created with while traveling, and the last is a bit of a hodgepodge of various moments. While I appreciate the themed cohesion of a vacation video, I have a soft spot for the everyday bits. I very much look forward to continuing on with this intention.