Monday, February 11, 2013

Goals for 2013

2013 has been slow for me. I got sick on December 21, when we went out to Joshua Tree to celebrate the winter solstice. I've still haven't fully recovered. Every time I work too hard or have a few drinks, I get sick all over again. I've had the flu twice and a stomach bug once since December. Through it all I've been very fatigued and battling a nasty cough (possibly whooping cough).
Work (food styling work) has been slow which is good because I've been exhausted. There's been a lot of time on my hands and I wish I could say that I was working away in my art studio, or drawing and embroidering at home, but I wasn't. It feels as if all of my mojo has been drained out of me. I barely have read my books that I have lying around. Instead, I did a lot of internet surfing. I feel guilty, but it's all I could mostly do. I did sometimes manage to go to my studio, where I would sit and stare into space, doodle a little, and do some other miscellaneous things. I feel frozen about starting anything and I'm full of self doubt.
This is an incubation period. That's how I'm looking at it. A time to reassess my values, time, and priorities. While surfing the internet, I read an article that asked, what are 5 impressive things that you DO? Not 5 things that you are. Most people would say, I'm loving, I'm a hard worker, etc. No, the question is what are 5 interesting things that you DO? This made me think and I wrote a list of what I want to accomplish this year. It may not all be impressive things to do, but sticking to this list will make me feel good.
It's a new year and I just had a birthday. It's a good time for this.

By the way, initially, my goals were written here but they made a much too lengthy post.  So they are stored away privately instead.  

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...