I didn’t mean to take the month of June off. I want to say that it just happened, but this year has taught me that very few things “just happen.” We make choices, even unconscious ones. We take action, or we don’t. And we deal with the consequences.

June was a full month. So full that I had to pull up my calendar to see what happened. It was a flurry of events and new connections with people who are doing amazing work. I cohosted my first retreat in June. I spoke about life and business in front of students at my church. I spoke on a panel with women I admire.

Again, I’m tempted to say that all of this just happened, but it didn’t. I set really clear intentions for 2018, and I tried to align my time, my words, and my actions with those intentions. The craziest things have unfolded, things I’m excited to share with you in the coming months. And I will share them. I promise.

I’ve reconnected to my intentions for this space, which includes showing up here, however sloppily, on the 15th and the 30th of every month. I’m curious if there are intentions that you need to reconnect to.

If you haven’t done so recently, I challenge you to grab a journal and to find a quiet spot. Start writing about your life and the impact you’d like to have. Set your intentions. Then take the smallest possible step to get closer to your desired state.