i’m happy to report i just stumbled upon two ‘new-to-me’ blogs (details below), and it couldn’t have come at a better time. for the past week or so i’ve had a word document on my computer screen entitled ‘2011 resolutions.’ to be honest, i’ve never been a fan of resolutions, but for some reason i always feel they are necessary. so, i worked on my resolution list over the past couple weeks. unfortunately, the more it grew, the more overwhelmed and stressed i seemed to get. yes, i did feel some sense of motivation and encouragement as i usually do when i’m making a list, but before the new year even began i was feeling overwhelmed. not good.
i felt a sense of relief and enlightenment when i stumbled across kim klassens cafe (the first new-to-me blog). her idea is to focus on one little word throughout the year. amazing, yes? one singular word. simple. no long lists of resolutions. no feeling of failure when one of those resolutions falls by the wayside. i love it.
and don’t get me wrong i still have my goals and aspirations, these are important, but no resolutions here.
so as you may have guessed from the title of this post, my one little word for 2011 is confidence.
i’ve honestly never been very good with confidence and i feel it’s become even more shockingly clear these days. for example i have some photos i’ve taken hanging in my dining room. (you’ve seen them) often people will ask, ‘are you the photographer?’ and i quickly answer, ‘no.’ – even though i took every photograph. another example, people come into my shop and say, ‘are you a designer?’ and i answer, ‘no.’ – even though i designed every display in the shop. or ‘did you make this pasty for scratch?’ … ‘um, yeah, but it was really easy.’ am i making sense?
beyond ‘believing in myself and my abilities’, as the definition of confidences reads. i also think having a strong sense of confidence will encourage me to be more motiviated. to take more risks. try new things without fear of failure and so on. a step in the right directoion.
and i wish you the best this new year with your one little word… or your resolutions… or your goals… or whatever method works best for you. you can check out kim’s post for inspiration and ideas for creating your own one little word. or you can visit the shutter sisters (the second new-to-me blog) who also do the same thing, but focus on one word a month.
so take that 2011! i’m ready for you!