I surprised myself by being able to stick with it this long. I am famous for signing up for a class, getting all inspired and excited, but then fizzling out before the end of it. Actually, the enthusiasm doesn't run out,but rather I usually run out of time, get overwhelmed and discouraged and give up...ever happen to you?
Anyway, I have stuck with this one. I think it is the fact that it is only one project per month. I can do that.
The challenge this month was to talk about what my chosen word has done for me. The word I chose is REALIZE (as in 'make it happen', 'just do it' and 'get it done'). As explained above, I have issues with getting it done.
If I had to put my finger on it, I would say that my real issue is trying to take on too much. I want to do all the projects and crafts and classes. I do. I have no lack of motivation or creative blocks. I overflow with ideas. But working full-time outside of the home limits my creative time.
My OLW for 2011 has helped me through this. Whenever I felt like abandoning a project because I had the idea for starting a new one, I heard a little voice reminding me to 'just do it' and 'get it done'... REALIZE the things you have started. It was a gentle push. And I was okay with it.
Overall, I finished more projects than I ever have (except for the Canmore Condo mini album). But more importantly, I took a closer look at what was realistic and manageable. My word made me assess my expectations of myself and what was actually possible to REALIZE.
So thank you, Ali Edwards, for the challenges you provided for me every month which allowed me to finish things and more importantly, become a little more realistic.
Perhaps that should be my OLW for 2012...REALISTIC!
Thank you so much for visiting today!
I am so encouraged when you visit.
To see more November OLW projects, go visit the blogs of the following very talented ladies,
PS I am starting December Daily 2011 today, but will post today's pages tomorrow...