Almost three months of 2012 are in the books (literally).
I have not been very deliberate with how I have used my one little word so far. Though I can think of a few instances where I was grumpy about something and said to Paul, "I know I am supposed to be choosing not to care about this."
(I don't think that counts.)
But, when I look back, over the past 90 days, I see two choices that are enhancing my creative life.
one / I have cut the list of blogs in my reader from over 130 to about 90 and down and down and down to just 31. There was just a lot going on between the blogs and pinterest and instagram and twitter. And it is such a relief to have chopped some of the clutter. I spend much (much) less time in front of the computer these days. And when I am sitting here, it's usually because I am typing away on this blog or responding to emails or editing and printing photos or working on specific projects. I have deleted the mindless scrolling and it's feeling good.
two / I stopped trying to find the financial angle on all creative endeavors. Over the past three months, I have let the shop sit on the back burner and turned my focus to the blog. And more importantly, I have gotten back into the habit of making stuff without an agenda. What is ironic is that this has led to a very awesome opportunity. I know for sure that opportunity exists because I was making for me - not for a payday. It was a wonderful lesson and something I'll be discussing in more detail in the months to come.
Good creative choices these past few months. Nine more months to shift focus in other areas.
2012, you're a good one.
*photo of my ever expanding beach treasures collection. It's a favorite, for sure.