I am not a big fan of resolutions, just as I don’t wait until the end of the year to evaluate success. I prefer to always be in a state of progress (towards perfection, of course). Last year, I was introduced to the concept of three words to live by instead of setting typical resolutions. Rather than keeping the words I have chosen for 2012 close to my chest, let me share what I have chosen to become this year. You hold me accountable.
All of us know I love a beautiful flowchart and have a process or dashboard for everything I do. When I say I want to be more coordinated, this is not to be confused with more organized. I want to see, feel, hear and touch the process. Become one with the process as a dancer becomes one with music. My organization skills are like the choreography of a dance. It is time for me to know more than the steps, but dance them, as well. I want my feet and hands to move in sync with rhythm of the music.
I have been saying for quite some time how I want to be a writer, a novelist. To be such, one has to write. I have not been writing. Fear has been my greatest obstacle and I am working each and every day to conquer that beast…the beast of my own creation. The characters in my head have a story to tell and it is my responsibility to give them a voice.
I would not describe myself as being impulsive. I do love a plan (especially when it comes together), but it is time to live in the moment. I will not become the extreme opposite and embrace the wild child within (some of you have seen this Lauren). Instead, I will embody the attitude to take action when an opportunity is presented. Perhaps this new attitude will lead me to a destination half way across the world or an afternoon at a local museum. Whatever the adventure, I am ready.
All that said, I need to go build a mind map now and determine how I am going to make these words my reality!