Saturday, January 26, 2013

Focus on Life - Catching Up - Week 2: Your Word

Still catching up with the Focus on Life challenge as I'm on week 2.  Sally's prompt for this week was to choose a work that will serve as "your word” or “your resolution” for 2013.  The word I've chosen is "overcome".

I'm often amused when reflecting on my life -- in some areas I have it more together than others.

In Business:

Want me to give a speech to 200 people?  No sweat.  Need it in 30 minutes?  Even better.  What's the topic?

Unravel a difficult, complex problem?  Absolutely.  I'm the right person for the job.

Do the impossible with no money and no people?  Wow, I love a challenge.  Let's get to it.  Thursday soon enough for the impossible?


Want me to ride the metro in my adopted city of Washington, DC?  Oh no, I'm from Colorado, we drive.  I'll get lost.  I'm afraid to be with all those people in a confined space.  The train will break down and I'll be stuck.......Excuses, fears, status quo.

Take care of myself and my health?  Hmmm..... I'm really, really tired so can't exercise (by the way the last time I went to the gym I was surrounded by hot bodies, ugh, and when did treadmills require an advanced degree to operate?).  It's really late and I can't prepare a healthy meal.  I don't have time to - go to the doctor, dentist, acupuncturist, get a massage, whatever.  Excuses, fears, status quo.

Create?  No.  I'm away from home for an extended period of time so don't have all the stuff in my studio so couldn't possibly create art the way I'm used to.  Excuses, fears, status quo.

You get the picture (do you Maria?).  So, "overcome" is my word for the year.  What small steps can I take to overcome excuses, fears and the status quo?  Well, this challenge is one of them.  I've also joined Tracy Statler's Wellness Words Jewelry Challenge for next week.  So, I'm making small steps.  Maybe soon I'll ride the metro.  :)


  1. I believe that you will overcome all your excuses and fears this year!

    1. Adrienne, thanks for stopping by and reading the blog and your belief that I will overcome. I keep working on it. :)

  2. I like your word overcome. And just so you know you are not alone, I have lived in the DC area for over 10 years, and I still don't drive in it!:) I look forward to seeing what you create with your word!

    1. Jeanette, thanks for stopping by. Ugh, DC. I love the town but that traffic is nerve wracking! It's inspiration to see all the historic places and I love driving by them every day. I just have to be aware to look out for all those pedestrians. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting. Every day I overcome a few more exucses, etc. :)