Hello, 2013

I stole this post title from Pete, but it seems appropriate here too. And probably where you are. And you. * looks around at readership *

Revisiting 2012 in my mind, I did some good stuff. In no particular order, and not all-inclusive:

  • Taught more classes
  • Made more money from my art than ever
  • Have stayed ‘profitable’ with my business
  • Started walking regularly
  • Lost around 30 pounds and kept it off
  • Helped a friend begin a new life
  • Gave a dog a home
  • Found family
  • Gained confidence
  • Gained vision
  • Improved my art hugely
  • Began to think positively about the future

And now, in the beginning hours of 2013, I can look ahead with these next things in mind, again, not in any order:

  • Sell more art
  • Keep walking, and add more fitness
  • Work harder on the things that are important to me, and phase out things that are not
  • Do Tough Mudder
  • Achieve business clarity (accounts, inventory)
  • Stop selling myself short

This stuff is all achievable. It’s not a list of resolutions*, it is a list of things that WILL happen. The only way they won’t is if I were to shrink up and stop doing what I do. The only way is forward. I have no doubt this is going to be a hard year – I don’t have small goals – but 2013 will be one I continue to focus on the LESS NOISE, MORE LIFE mantra, but also add in:

Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.

The above is a deceptively strong set of words. I start here, in this moment, in this place; I have everything I need, so I will use it; I will do what I can – this includes pushing myself beyond what I believe I can achieve.

Bring it, 2013. I am ready.

*I saw a guest on BBC Breakfast say that only about 10% of resolutions are kept beyond a month anyway. Terrible odds and terrible devotion.

4 thoughts on “Hello, 2013”

  1. @Pete: Aren’t we though! No prisoners in 2013.

    @Kevin: Thank you! My blogging rate has been sporadic this year, but I take the rest of what I’ve managed to do as a win. The blogging will come.

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