This year I was not going to pick a “word”. Last year I picked one and didn’t share it since it was a more personal word (nothing creative/blog related) and it pretty much turned out terribly. Not only did I not accomplish what I intended from the goal, things actually got worse. So on Dec 31st this year I sat there cynical thinking it wasn’t even worth it to try.
Well then I started reading everyone’s “one word” on their IG feeds and blogs… and a weird thing happened… I got inspired. I decided I wanted to try again this year. Try to be a little bit better than I was before.
So chalk one up to positive peer pressure. I’m in.
This year however, my word has EVERYTHING to do with my blog and being creative. My word for this year is:
Image via: MaryKateMcDevitt
I’m a big thinker, I’ve got a million ideas running through my head at any given time, getting those ideas turned into actual finished projects is not always easy. This blog helps, as it gives me accountability and a time line, but I’m still not where I want to be.
Like everyone else I’ve got dreams when it comes to my creative life. None of them will come to fruition if I don’t DO something.
The last 3 months I’ve been sooo close to quitting blogging. Being sick the entire month of December didn’t help things much. A few things I saw happening in the “blogospere” were really bothering me. Some days I felt like a chump, some days I felt jealous, some days I felt small and others I was just plain frustrated. Other days I was absolutely elated and excited. I couldn’t decide what to do. Was I acting out of petty jealousy ? or was this something that I really didn’t want to do anymore?
I talked it over with my friends and realized that if you’re going to blog, you’ve got to be prepared for UP’s and DOWNS. That’s just how it is.
This year instead of complaining, I’ve decided to start doing. Give it a year, see where it goes and reevaluate. But really DO. Get those things OFF of my “to do” list and onto the “ta DONE!” list.
Let’s DO this thing!
*note to self: print off all of the above images and put all over house*