I often see that other artists have chosen a word for the year...for some reason, a single word has ever hit me to make me want to make it my word for the year. Well, this year, a word jumped at me as I was sitting in my mess of a studio working on multiple things but not getting a single thing accomplished.
My word for 2011 is FOCUS.
EEK! That's going to be a tough one for me...I have always been one to have too many irons in the fire...too many ideas at once...I've always been good at multi-tasking. Had to in all my retail planning/management jobs. Juggling way too many balls at once, yet somehow being able to prioritize & get the most important ones done.
Fast forward to now...with no one even wanting to talk to me here about employment, it seems I've lost my ability to juggle & accomplish things. So...for 2011 I'm going to attempt to...
FOCUS on my goals & figure out new ways to make money & contribute to our expenses.
FOCUS on the art that satisfies my soul.
FOCUS on learning new things and completing projects, not just starting things that sit around.
FOCUS on getting healthy & staying healthy.
FOCUS on relationships & friendships.
FOCUS on organizing my studio...and the rest of this place.
FOCUS on selling many of my vintage collectibles.
FOCUS on purging the rest of this stuff through freecycle & more donations to charity.
FOCUS on attempting to be happy here in Ohio...although I don't hold much hope for that one!
Thankfully, Phil makes me very happy...and Sophie the Cat has both of our hearts...I'd be going insane here without them & my other best friends. Now if I could only find a gay boyfriend here...this is the first place I've lived since college where I haven't had a gay boyfriend or 2. Even in Dallas...at a macho building supply company...I had a gay boyfriend. Guess they're too smart to live in Parma, OH.
Do YOU have a word for 2011? I'd love to hear what it is. Add your blog address to your comments, too...maybe you'll get lots of new friends visiting your blog.