I have to send a letter of intent to sit before a committee soon. The template is on one of my desks. I see it everyday since I printed it out as a reminder that sending the letter is an important step in one of my growth processes.
It’s a simple form, but it’s a staple in my process and in the batch of materials which it indicates will follow. My committee is tied to it. My conversation happens after it. My effort in between is also linked.
I haven’t had time to blog the last couple weeks but I’m thinking about writing a letter of intent for myself for the new year. People write resolutions. I don’t. But here are some of my intentions in the random order I think of them.
- To see something beautiful and memorable with my wife at my side
- To love the church, the class, and every context in which I serve others
- To write something that other people will use
- To keep that monthly meal with the Swansons for 3rd/4th year
- To become a supervisory candidate this spring
- To be accepted and to accept myself
- To create, to lead, to stay close to myself
- To be a better father with both my sons
- To watch Dawn cry when our second is born–ha
- To be a great son and brother
- To share and be generous while being more patient
- To help creative people become/stay grounded
- To be the friend who shows up when needed
- To cook more
- To advance in my physical care/exercise/training
- To be undoubtedly and unmistakably relentless, especially while loving
- To update my advance directives
- To revise my blogs
- To locate resources for a writing project
- To start something new
What about you?