My one little word: intent

I've seen lots of bloggers chose one little word for the year, but I have never done it myself. 
I actually had a word to focus on when I went to Africa this summer {excess} and I thought that I would chose one little word to focus on this year.  Not so much as a resolution but as a way to live. I started seeing these one little words pop up through my instagram and blog feeds and I was trying to pin the perfect word down. A word that I knew I could work with and that would inspire me to think and change.   I spent time on Ali Edwards blog reading people's OLW choices and none of them stuck out to me like Steph's from Crafting in the Rain .  She picked the word intent and I immediately knew that that was my one little word for the year.

As parents, my husband and I have always tried to parent with intent.  To not just act in emotion, but to think out the long term effects of our parenting choices. 
There are so many things I want to focus on in this new year with intent. I want to form relationships with intent. I want to be intentional with my time. I want to stop scrolling through facebook and then instagram and then e-mail and then back again. Rarely does my life change because of a status update or a quick flash of a picture. It's hard to believe, but my oldest son is graduating in 2016. I have one more year of him being at home as a family of five. I want him to have my eager be intentional with our time as a family. 
Have you picked OLW? I would love to hear it. 

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