Today I am joining the positive writing community over at Five Minute Friday for their weekly link-up. Each week we gather to write on a common theme. This week our theme is Purpose.
At our district’s opening meeting for the school year, the presenter (Sarah Johnson) spoke on being “Affirmed in Purpose.”
While this was a public school system there were so many hints throughout the talk about how Sarah allows her faith to drive her purpose both inside and outside of the classroom. She challenged us to write a life mission statement and to set commitments and goals based on our passions. I’ve been refining my mission statement and intentions, but I wanted to share what I have written at this point:
Mission Statement: I will lead with faith, passion, and healthy relationships in order to make this world a better, more empathetic place.
Some of my passions include: writing, reading, exercise, art, teaching, and health.
Commitments that I have brainstormed that align with my mission statement are: only taking on roles in my church and school that feed into my mission, completing morning routines and Artist Dates regularly to ensure I am supporting myself, and daily self care.
Sarah challenged us in her presentation to revisit our mission statements and commitments at the 30-,60-, and 90-day marks to figure out what is working, not working, and to set new goals.
As of now, I feel like my goals have remained a priority. I’ve kept my passions in focus as I have chased my purpose over the last few weeks. I know I can continually improve in all of the areas listed above so I reviewing regularly will help me to realign and refine my focus areas according to my intentions and purposes.
The Ameri Brit Mom