Listen with Intent – Looking Back

Listen with Intent was all about setting intentions regularly. Remembering how I want to feel, thinking about what I want to be intentional about in the coming week.

I wanted to combine this reflective exercise with the goal to improve my lettering so each week I picked a different style to hand letter and I had intended to sketch each week, too, but about halfway through I realized that coming up with a matching idea on what to sketch got more and more difficult and it was impeding on my ability to get the project completed each week.

So I let it go. I decided to just focus on the lettering.

And I felt so very liberated. Looking back, I like each of these pages in their own way. I like the intentions. I like seeing them now. But…. I don’t think the project worked so well intention-setting-wise. I didn’t connect with the intentions the way I did when I did my first OLW or when I was doing the Life Organizer Book.

So, for next year I’d like to come up with a way to reconnect with my weekly intentions. I’d like to set them at the beginning of the week and I’d like to be aware of them all week long.

Maybe this means going back to doing Life Organizer book again. I’ve neglected that all year in 2014 and maybe this is a signal to go back.

Having said that, I feel like on the lettering front, this project was a big success.

I’ve tried a lot of lettering styles and I’ve enjoyed every one of them.

All in all, I am glad I did this project. I feel much more comfortable with using lettering and I love looking at the pages.

3 comments to Listen with Intent – Looking Back

  • dawn

    I do love all your lettering styles, they look great!

  • Angela Daly

    Great project, awesome inspiration, I was thinking to write my 5 new year’s resolutions and paste them around my home, so I can be reminded every moment of my intentions. I will adopt this idea for that.
    thanks for sharing

  • Tammy Churchill

    I’ve greatly enjoyed following along as you lettered your OLW this year. I am still on the fence as to how best tie in my OLW with all the other journaling and studies I have committed to for 2015 and am thinking that just adding a page such as yours to my everyday journal may be the best approach. Thanks for sharing all you do each week – looking forward to what you will bring us in 2015.

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