365 and New Year’s Resolutions

I stopped making New Year’s resolutions some time ago. Primarily because I never kept them. So they were kind of a waste of time, really. I never made it to the gym, kept up the diet for a few weeks, turned off the TV for only a short while… blah, blah, blah, so on and so forth.

So, what’s different this year?

I’m tired of procrastinating. I’m tired of feeling like I’m not good enough. I’m tired of waiting for life to come to me. I’m tired of comparing myself to others. I’m tired of waiting for the right time. Hell, I’m just tired of being tired.

I admit I’m a procrastinator. I also admit it’s because I’m a perfectionist and I’d rather put off doing something than doing something half-assed. So much so I feel like I’ve put off living my life and exploring my natural gifts/talents because they’re not perfect, or I feel they don’t measure up to others. Crazy, I know. But there it is.

Enter 365. My plan for this year is to stop waiting for life to come to me, stop waiting to be better, because the only way I can improve is with daily practice. And not comparing myself to others. (that’s a big one I really really need to work hard at).

So, for this year, I commit (yikes – committment is another biggy I’m working on) to daily creative projects. In fact, I commit to three principal creative pursuits: painting, photography and writing. Daily. One painting, one photo and one page a day. That’s it. No preconceived notions. No agendas, no lists of what to paint, photograph or write. Just go into it with a clear mind, heart and soul and allow spirit to move through me. The freedom to do, as I choose, when I choose, however I choose.

I’ve created a page to display my artwork, not to mention a way to hold myself accountable to producing a painting, photo and page every day.

I’d love for you to follow along and share your journey with me in the comments section.


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