#BlogElul 27: Intend

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Intention is powerful
it requires action
mindful attention
a commitment
more than a hope
or an idle dream.
My intent is a pledge
a solemn vow to act.

I intend this year
to engage in self-care.
I have missed the mark
in so many prior years
too many to count
when I hoped and wished
dreamed of what it would
mean to be present in my body.

This year I intend
to take concrete steps
to turn off the computer
to not burn the midnight oil
to not “eat my emotions”
(as my daughter says)
to know that I am of God
and embrace myself.


I’ve decided to participate for the first time in #blogElul, which I have followed for a few years. I’ve never had the courage to get my feet wet – this year, I’m jumping into the deep end of the pool! Check out some of the amazing  themed posts geared around the work and joy of Elul – of introspection and reflection in the days leading to the High Holy Days (Organized by Ima Bima.) You can read last year’s and this year’s #blogElul posts via the Elul tag.

About armsakimbobook

I'm a mother, a lawyer, a feminist, a writer, a potter, and an inveterate and unapologetic New Yorker. My book, Arms Akimbo: A Journey of Healing, tells of my journey of healing over a number of years, learning to live a full life after I was molested by my father at a very young age. I live in Medford, MA, part time with my 11 year-old daughter and full time with our dog, Toast, and our cats, Samson and Hercules.
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