Monday, December 30, 2013

three, two, one...

Create
Enjoy
Rest
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Tomorrow sure is New Year's Eve. I haven't solidified plans or thought at all about resolutions. It just doesn't feel like the end of the year, and I'm more likely to make resolutions on my birthday. My years begin and end in August--none of this dead of winter nonsense. These three words are less about resolving to do something than they are reminders of the direction I'm taking in my blog life.

Create. Create, create, create. Not brilliant stuff, maybe not even good stuff--just stuff. A lot of it.
Enjoy. The simple things, the complicated things, other people's things, my things.
Rest. Just. Rest.

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24 comments:

  1. I like this a lot and really enjoyed your elaboration on each of the three.

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  2. The rest part... hmmm.. that is for sure needed..

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    1. I know. I should have listed that one first, it's the thing that gets the short end most of the time.

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  3. I like this! The creating part far outweighs the enjoy and relax...I think I might borrow this as something to balance out in 2014 :)

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  4. I love how you escape the perfectionism trap by reminding yourself that you can create "Not brilliant stuff, maybe not even good stuff--just stuff." Beautiful :-)

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    1. I gave up on perfectionism so long ago...best decision ever.

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  5. My brother said the same thing this year re: birthdays and NYE. Interesting! Happy New Year. Thanks for linking up.

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  6. Love your resolve to do the good stuff, rather than the hard stuff.

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  7. Excellent. And it's amazing how much creating we can do while at rest.

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    1. I hadn't even considered resting creativity--interesting thought!

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  8. Love your explanation of Create - we'll never produce great...or even good stuff if we aren't willing to risk creating junk. But if we create, we'll eventually have stuff that we can be exceedingly proud of!

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    1. That's right--gotta get out the crap first!

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  9. Writing is a lot like photography......every photographer takes hundreds and, even thousands, of shots before getting that ONE great photo. Writing that ONE great piece, also, means writing those dozens of ordinary or , even, lousy ones, too. Good luck in 2014 and Happy New Year to you, whenever your first day of the new year happens to be. :)

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    1. Very true--our good stuff is just the tip of the iceberg. Happy New Year to you as well!

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  10. Unaware But UnderlinedJanuary 3, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Beautiful 3 words...happy new year to you.

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  11. Excellent choice and such great advice. Wishing you a creative, enjoyable and restful year. :)

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