I suspect that New Year's Resolutions are still made by many and even kept by a few for a while. Garnering advice from the blogosphere, I gave up resolutions a few years ago in favor of a single "word" for the year. For 2010, the word for me was SAVOR. Indeed it turned out to be a year to do just that! Even if only the books I read, the movies I saw, Life Coach Tonya with whom I work(ed), times spent with old and new friends and family, travel, the Big 5K - even if those events were the only ones to be savored (and there were more), the year was a full and rewarding one!
Continuing to Savor the events in my life, this year's words are going under the suggested label (from LC/Tonya:) of "Beacon Words" and they are:
Working with this combination of words in my head for almost a month now - even as my spouse and I traveled, I recognized that often when I thought the word "fearless," I sort of giggled and thought -"who are you kidding?!" - THEN ignoring my dopey lizard brain and to emphasize my resolve, I'd say the word out loud......other two words, almost the same reaction.
This week upon returning from our travel (SE Asia cities - amazing!), with some trepidation, I stepped into my studio to continue working on the upcoming one woman art show I've scheduled for the month of June and my first thoughts were - "what was I thinking, do I really think I can pull this event together, I haven't a creative thought in my head?!" That's fearless, huh?
Then reciting the three word mantra out loud several times, I began - I could give you the brush by brush story, but bottom line is - that was Wednesday, this is Saturday; I have two pieces completed now that I had begun before we left town, one grand re-work going, and two brand new pieces begun that I had only envisioned prior to my last time in the studio.
I don't mean this post to be about my prolific talent or about brainwashing, or mantras; it's about reminding myself to believe in my abilities and how with just a few adjustment/suggestions from a stranger (LC/Tonya again), I've set out on a wonderful journey of my own to manifest all the sleeping imagination that has been living inside me for years - thus the fulfillment this year for me will be proceeding boldly - Fearless, Creative and Energized. And you......do you have a word or beacon words for the year? Could you use a little kick from a stranger to get your brain and act in order?