When it came time to set a theme for 2013, I gave a lot of thought to what’s important to me – what I’m passionate about. Every time I thought about it, animals topped the list. I’d donated funds to animal causes all my adult life. It was time to actively participate in some way as well. Another passion bubbled towards the top too. As much as I enjoyed the remodeling project (hubby and I work well together on household projects), I sorely missed playing in my craft room and being creative. I can count on one hand the number of times I tinkered in my craft room last year – and I told myself it would receive higher priority this year. So, animals, volunteering and craft time all floated about in my head for days as I tossed around themes. Suddenly the other day a word popped up that, at first so simple, I nearly dismissed it. Further consideration, however, revealed it to be perfect. The universe seems to agree because ever since I selected it, I see this word and its message everywhere.
I know, simple, right? I like the message of JUST DO IT, but don’t want to always be thinking about Nike, so that’s out. DOING IT is great because it’s active, but might be misinterpreted and I don’t want to get a bunch of blog hits/comments from folks thinking it’s suggestive in nature. Nope – DO was/is it. Plus, I’m a planner and can get so wrapped up in researching, planning and thinking through all possible options, that I’m tired of a project before I even start it, or have allowed fear to tell me how I won’t succeed so why start, etc. DO is what I need to DO. When it hit me how it plays perfectly into my blog and business name, it sealed the deal. Sweet.
So, what am I going to do? You’ll see that over the course of the year. For now, if you’d like to learn more about annual themes, check out Christi’s blog. You can also visit the blog of the talented Debi Minter for inspiration.
I’ll leave you with this fitting TED Talk I discovered today from Young-ha Kim: