As we previously discussed purpose is, what we are trying to create, why we exist and our end goal. Creating a single statement for our home that can capture our purpose is challenging, but not impossible. This is why we have been talking about it for the last 11 days. To hopefully bring you to a point where you feel that you CAN create a purpose statement for your home. Some may call it a "mission statement" and you can feel free to see it that way, but this series is about creating purpose and this statement needs to encompass the full purpose of your home.
This is a statement that you want to be able to hold on to when you are doing the many "not fun" aspects of homemaking. It is something inspirational to you, something that you can look at and realize that yes, cleaning the toilet, changing yet another diaper, or removing vomit from the couch again really does make a difference.
Tips for creating this statement:
- Start with, "Our home exists..." while you may not keep it there, it is an easy way to start.
- Keep it as concise as possible.
- Remember the words you came up with that describe what you want for your home, you may or may not use them but they will get you in the right direction.
- Break it down. Come up with a few items and then combine them in a way that makes sense.
Tomorrow I will share with you mine.