January 2, 2012

a word, a wish, and a wonder

Think Positive print by loopzart

For the new year, I've kicked around several ideas for a resolution. Spend more time on creativity? Write regular blog posts? Find stable ground? Honestly, I felt like one resolution just wasn't enough to sum up my dreams for 2012. Instead, I have decided to pick one word to sum up the year, make a wish for what I would like to accomplish in 2012, and wonder about one great question that I can reflect on in December 2012 and see how well I answered it throughout the year.

Just as I did the year before I started this blog, and as encouraged by Susannah Conway each year, I will choose one word to sum up how I would like to feel in 2012. In 2008 it was (an always will be) the feeling of being "joyful". This year...I really think I need some "positivity". While lots of positive things are happening in my life, I want to remember this and stay more positive. So...there it is...my mantra word for 2012..."positivity".

For the wish, I think I will focus on follow through. As you all have witnessed time and time again I have often logged in to joyful.life to post and apologized for being MIA. Then I beat myself up for not following through on my goals for this lovely space and yet I do it again...and again...and again. So for 2012 I will focus on follow through, not only with this blog, but with creative projects, new ideas, and really anything that I put my mind to. This will also go hand in hand with my "positivity" mantra because I'll beat myself up much less. I'm still devising a plan for holding myself accountable and avoiding the "It slipped my mind" excuse, but I think I can do this. I'm excited to do this!

Last but not least, the wonder. Hmmmm. What to wonder? What to wonder? Well, I know I will look back and ask if I put the word to good use, and if I accomplished my wish, but in my heart I really wonder if this year will end with all the success, passion and prosperity that I am starting it out with? Will I still be excited about my new job? Will my creative side blossom into what I am striving for? Will I see growth in the joyful.life designs and per.used shops and finish tackling my debt? I seriously can't wait to find out!

Thank you 2011 for all of your lessons learned and lovely gifts, but 2012 is looking mighty bright and I am excited for the adventures to come.

1 comment:

  1. Don't beat yourself up too much for lack of posts. :o) I hope your 2012 is off to a great start and can't wait to see more posts and news in 2012!

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