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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Words to live by...2012

There's been an upheaval in thought around here. A research of the mind, a look inside. It's 2012 and things need to start anew. And be reflected upon. 

I'm not a resolution kind of gal. Seems like all of those things get lost pretty quickly. But words are powerful. 2010 was tumultuous for me, satisfying business wise, busy,  profitable, but big things were missing. So, for 2011 I chose a word, a little saying actually, to focus on and live by. It was "be present", take notice of the moment, live for the now, enjoy the here, don't miss any one thing! It worked and 2011 was much better, much more even, and I was able to concentrate on each day that went by.

For 2012 I want to take it further and have been contemplating three words. Each resonates with me on an emotional level or "speaks" to me in some way. About a week ago I wrote them down so I could read and look at them everyday to make sure those were the words. Here goes, I'm sending them out into the world....

Cognizant...
a hold over from 2011. I still need the focus of being aware, conscious, and attentive in the moment.
Intent...
(loosely translated from the dictionary) a sustained, unbroken commitment, to my business, myself, and my family. (not necessarily in that order)
Authentic....
no more skirting my intuition, no more lessening what I think, no more worrying about how my art manifests...just my authentic self. Written, painted, spoken, and acted!
Thanks for joining me to send my words into the universe. I'll keep you updated as to how I do!
Creatively Yours,
Susan

25 comments:

Janet said...

Great job, Susan!

Sofia Dabalsa said...

love your post! I feel too the need to be authentic! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy May said...

Great post Susan!!!! Best Wishes for an awesome 2012!!! So glad we're flying together!!!

Sherry Richert Belul said...

Thanks for the inspiring post. I especially love this line: "no more skirting my intuition, no more lessening what I think, no more worrying about how my art manifests." Oh, yes!!! May 2012 be supportive of all your intentions. :-)

Jamie Burch said...

All three are excellent choices, Susan! Being authentic has become very important to me. Thanks for the inspiration! Good luck and happy wishes to you. :)

Tinachicky said...

YAY Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That Girl Designs said...

Go Susan! Word combos are just as powerful as one. Maybe more so. I truly love your fun and spirited soul. Here's to a great year, for all of us.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Very well said and I can tell you have done a lot of soul searching to get you where you are now. I wish you all the best in staying true to your 3 words. Blessings

Mary said...

Loved your post Susan! Those are words we could all live by. Wishing all good things for you in your artistic journey!

Mary said...

Great words, Susan! Wishing all good things for you in your 2012 artistic journey!

Mary said...

Great words, Susan! Wishing all good things for you in your 2012 artistic journey!

Kelley Miller said...

Awesome words Susan! Being authentic will propel those other words for sure! Thanks for always being such an encouragement. Loving Flying with you!! xoxo

Melanie said...

Great choice of words for 2012!! Happy flying!!

chelle said...

you have chosen 3 great words for 2012, i hope they serve you well x

Katharina said...

Great post, Susan! And wonderful words to live by. Wishing you the best for 2012!

zulma said...

My kind of words! first time at your blog...love the background image! Gives it a very unique look

Lori said...

Susan - such a inspiring post. Beautiful! Happy 2012!

Kelly said...

Really love authentic! And I always love coming to your site. I think it's the cute mushrooms. :)

Carol said...

Love your word choices. It's so hard to come up with just one.

Mary said...

Wonderful post and I love that you chose not one but three words for 2012. It is so nice to have choices!

Kathleen Conard said...

I love the way you are carrying over from last year to focus even more intently. This is going to be a wonderful year for you - you can't go wrong being true to yourself!

Cindy Jones Lantier said...

Sometimes one word just won't do! I hope your words serve you well in 2012. xoxo

Carmen Patti said...

Great post! I have a feeling all these words will be your truth this year...Hey, are we neighbors?? I live in Culver City..Coffee?

Ursula said...

Love your post, Susan, and alll your words!

Shells said...

3 Awesome words for a great year.