While perusing the ever creative blogs on my blog roll last night I stopped at the blog of Elise Blaha. I don't know her, but I do know her blog is filled with fantastic crafty, daily, bready goodies. What stopped me was the image of a loaf of bread she posted. She is on a mission to bake 40 loaves of bread. Anyway, it was pretty and I'm a sucker for a loaf of bread. I ventured over to her 'about me' page to see who and what she is all about (side note: I found her blog originally through Project Life.). When I made it to the bottom of her page I saw a sign...
no, really, it was a sign she created. She simply wrote 'just start.'. (side note: she sells them here: Elise Joy) It stopped me right there. Odd, I know. I was like... *WHOA*! That couldn't have been meant more for me if she had actually known me. Why? Because I do just that... just start... everything and typically don't finish! Why? Because maybe I'm lazy, or I don't enjoy it, or... Well, some things I don't finish because of a fear of failure! Do you have this too? It's plagued me for years. I don't know how to get rid of it. Along with that fear of failure, is a fear of success. Really?
I am better than I think I am. Smarter than I think I am. More capable than I think I am. Stronger than I think I am. So I have vowed to myself that 20twelve will be the year that not only do I 'just start.' something, I finish it! All of it. I will not take giving up or quitting for an answer. Reminding myself along the way that it IS okay to fail! So I created this little digi of my version of a 'just start.' sign and I will print it, frame it, print little stickers to put on notebooks, items, calendars.... as a little reminder for me that I CAN DO IT... that just completing the task and seeing it to the end... IS success!
- Finish reading a book - I want to LOVE to read, but I hate it.
- Become a personal trainer
- Visit Rachel in Oregon
- Keep up with my Project Life
- Take photos daily
- Keep my photos organized on my computer
- (more to come)