Another January challenge…what am I thinking?
There’s the daily small stones challenge, Khara’s love my blog challenge, the Apartment Therapy January cure challenge, and now the lovely people at Folk Magazine have issued a weekly journal entry challenge.
Oh well, I must remember I don’t have much in the way of disciplined thoughts in my butterfly brain, and so refuse to feel undone if I give up on a challenge or if I handle things in my own time…so…in the wonderful spirit of “my way or the highway”… (in the nicest possible way)…here goes:
The first Folk Magazine journal weekly entry:
Week 1: reflect on lessons learned in 2012
Ha, I can’t do it all…big, BIG lesson learned! I can’t be the best mother while switching countries several times/year, I can’t develop as an artist without painting/sketching several hundred canvases per year, I can’t develop as a writer without writing pages and pages, I can’t be happier while keeping toxic people in my life and giving up on doing things I love for lack of time…well, you get the picture.
Last year I decided to stop running out of time and start running into it instead, but I really thought I would be much further ahead right now with certain projects. The reason I’m not is the same reason why I still can’t play the piano…(something I’ve wanted to learn for about five years now)…it’s because I haven’t taken the time to do it.
So what to do about it?
Art: Get into that studio and paint! And, maybe by sharing with all of you lovelies a new sense of well-being and community spirit will develop.
To that end I want to finally finish opening that Etsy store, have give-aways here and get more art “out there”. Veronica’s OUT THERE art. I love it.
Writing: Well there we go…it all goes hand in hand, doesn’t it? I mean Sophie Storm isn’t going to get written without the images and the epistolary concept isn’t going to form out of thin air, so a daily amount of minutes dedicated to the story and art work is in order, but I probably already have enough images for The 10 Mile Project and just need to get over the “not good enough” hurdle. So wading thru the photo files and committing some to 10 Mile and weeding out the rest is also in order.
Photography: Yes…do more! Somedays, when I have my “I’m useless” head on, photography is the cure.
Skate: Yes, skate more. Figure skating for 14 years and then stopping physically doesn’t mean my heart stopped skating. So I will skate more. Skate at the cabin on the frozen pond this winter, skate at the public skating rinks, put on the in-line skates when the ice melts. Let my feet keep skating along with my heart.
Toxic people: Oh god…absolutely no idea here, so probably going to take it slowly and one baby step at a time, but protecting myself from toxicity is definitely at the top of my list and actively seeking out new and lovelier friends is a BIG goal for 2013.
This little ephemeral space: ??? Hmm, have to figure it out. I’d love, LOVE more interactions with all you who stop by. Won’t you come say hello so I can get to know you? I’d like to develop more how-to posts, especially creative, doing, crafts, art posts. I’d like to re-develop my creativity course into an on-line project, an e-course, and offer it free to anyone who would like to take it. And mostly I’d love to keep finding wonderful like-minded people to correspond with. What do you think my lovely friends? Would you like more of something?
Linking to Folk Magazine