Moving wasn’t really high on my agenda last year.
I was loving life in our coastal town with amazing friends, a great house, fantastic childcare for our son and just a happy, go-lucky existence.
And then the reality of coastal living crept up on our back account.
Everything was expensive. For the sake of being expensive.
And we knew we had to make some changes.
So we moved.
And here we are.
And I’ve moped, I’ve pouted, I’ve cried, I’ve complained, I’ve whined, I’ve griped, I’ve cursed, I’ve shaken my fist at God, I’ve been disappointed, I’ve been mad.
Clearly, I’ve been a real big bundle of joy.
Guess where all that poopy-head behavior has gotten me?
Still in our new town.
I’m lucky because I have a husband that loves me on my good days and loves even harder on my bad days. And I’ve got really good friends who can put up with my BS and think of ways to help make it better. Like showing up for my 35th birthday.
And that’s when it hit me, what on Earth is wrong with me?
I’ve got an incredible new house, my dream house in fact. My husband and I are bringing in more income than we ever have. We are paying off debts left and right. We aren’t living paycheck to paycheck. We have a fridge full of groceries and a few bottles of champagne. We could afford to fly my Mom out for my birthday. We bought our dogs the good dog food, and took them to a spa day. Our little boy has a fantastic school that he loves and they love his “extra” behavior, which is saying a lot these days. We have great friends here in the Queen City.
Clearly, I have absolutely nothing to complain about.
Ridiculous behavior, in check now.
You might be asking, how does all this fit into today’s “Prosecco & Pretties” blog?
Glad you asked.
Words are powerful. They can be used to build up, or tear down. They can be used to empower, or destroy. They can be used to inspire, or to defeat.
I want to introduce you to the MyIntent Project.
You may, or may not, have heard of their products. But I assure you, you will want to know more about them and their mission.
Their website features product models like: Kanye West, Katie Couric, Gerard Butler, and Conan O’Brien. The MyIntent Project is a catalyst for meaningful conversations and powerful action. “We believe there is purpose inside each of us and we want our efforts to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other. We are not a jewelry company-we are a service project.” 
The folks at the MyIntent Project believe that the world needs more meaningful conversations, more community, and more people living with purpose and passion. Their success is not measured by how many products they sale, but instead by the number of people they engage and share their intent. Their success criteria is a community supporting one another to live more intentionally.
They do more than sale products, they also collaborated with a lot of amazing companies and spread awareness for their causes.
MyIntent Project has collaborated with companies like: Hidden Tears, Let’s F Cancer, Learning Rights, Earth Angels, Aidan’s Red Envelope Foundation, Project Jubilee, Puppies & Parties, Team Tanaz, Smile Train, We are Syria, Sidewalk Angels and many more.
MyIntent Project has been featured on shows like the Today Show, oprah.com, Yahoo Health, TedX, and so many more.
The products they sale are bracelets that you customize with any word up 12 characters that represents the challenge you want to overcome.
Kanye’s word was “beautify” to make the world more beautiful. Rhianna’s word was faith. 
My word is, “focus.”
Focus on God. Focus on my marriage. Focus on my son. Focus on my family. Focus on my friends. Focus on getting healthy. Focus on my job. Focus on my dreams. Focus on joy. Focus on peace. Focus on hope. Focus on believing and trusting.
I cannot wait for my bracelet to come in.
I’ll wear it every single day. I’ll be reminded every time I feel it or see it on my arm of my word. My intent. My desire to shed the negativity and go boldly towards my dreams.
2018 promises to be a big year for our family. And for me personally. I refuse to settle on negative words.
What’s your word?
Check out myintent.org and get your bracelet today.
Let’s be intentional. It’s far better than being negative.