Friday, October 12, 2012

31 days meets FiveMinuteFriday: Race

As I began participating in the 31days blog challenge with thenester (and good friendsElisa and Spring), I had already told a group of women that I would commit to four FiveMinuteFridays - just to try the whole 'link up' thing. I decided that it would be a fun challenge (and maybe a disaster that I could laugh about) do this along with the 31 day blog challenge. 

The question is What kind of word will Lisa-Jo Baker come up with and how will it work for my topic.... I have no control over that. And the thought of making it work kind of gives me a thrill.

#fiveminutefriday meet 31days of Christmas preparation. The word this week:  

RACE

Not everyone likes to plan ahead. Not everyone is wired to plan ahead. Some people like the last minute rush. And they do it so well. 

I don't. When I rush, I look like I'm running a three legged race -- without a partner. At least on the inside. I manage how it all looks on the outside pretty well. 

The last minute holiday race does not bring the best out in me. That is why I am trying to be intentional with my planning. 

As I've begun to pull apart all the little parts of getting preparations, it's no wonder it feels like a race to get it all done when I wait to get started. 

This year, my hope is to change the race - to a pace - of rest and hope and peace. 



5 comments:

Linda Stoll said...

ah ... the image of the 3-legged race ...

priceless!

aimee said...

Sister! I am just like you...running around looking ok but wild and crazy on the inside!
I too am trying to be more intentional with my planning. Will have to check out your 31 days!!!

Denise said...

Hope it works out for you.

Jessica Hoover said...

Love the intentionality. It is something I thrive under but fail at to often. I love the three-legged race visual! Yes, that is what it feels like and probably looks a bit like! I'm stopping by for FMF! Glad you decided to join during this crazy blog month!

Lisa said...

Love how this word and your series tied together so perfectly!