I admit it. I’m a New Year’s resolution junkie. I love the thought of a brand new year beckoning with all of its infinite possibilities. Because of this I tend to over-resolve, thus under achieve. This year was no different. I went to the bookstore, sat at my table with my cup of cinnamon spice tea and scribbled furiously in my notebook for pages and pages all the good intentions for 2012. Once I glanced back at all I had written I was both excited and overwhelmed. Excited by what was possible, overwhelmed by all I was expecting of myself. So, now that we are two days into the new year I am going to try a different approach. Instead of resolving to do or not do something for the whole year, I am taking it week by week. Most of my resolutions tend to be about my writing and art. So each week I will set a goal regarding one or the other or even both. This week I wanted to dip my toe back into art journaling by doing at least one page. Today I spent three hours (and they flew by) in my art space, just playing, creating a journal for this year.
Here’s a peek:
My word for this year is “Action.” Big steps, little steps, miniscule (or micro, as Sark calls them) steps. Anything that keeps me moving forward. Which means I need to get comfortable with not knowing what’s next and with imperfection.
How about you? What is your relationship to resolutions? Do you make them? Share them? If so, feel free to comment them below. I’d love to hear from you.
I wish all of you a new year filled with the creative actions that create the momentum to make all of your dreams come true.
Happy New Year!!