Edmund is calling 2012 his year of spirit. Since we are married and living together, I will be drawn into this year of spirit with him, and that is perfectly fine with me. A year in spirit is in line with my plans, to make 2012 a Glorious, Amazing, Crazy and Stupendous Year!
I will be trying new things. Crazy things. Things that make me feel uncomfortable. Things that I am hesitant to talk about in case they fail. [Note: as far as I know these THINGS will not be illegal.] I will do art and write and create new works and new opportunities for myself and others.
It is fortuitous that Neil Gaiman’s 2012 New Year’s Wish for his blog readers reads as follows:
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
[Yes, I borrowed Glorious and Amazing from his post.]
I can’t really quantify all I want to do, because there is a lot. But here is some explication.
My theme is focus. I need to find a way to focus that works for me, I want to lose that scattered feeling I get. Overall I will endeavor to focus my energies on my goals and projects. As you might be able to tell from this post, I have difficulty focusing the way normal people do it, so I am choosing to see this as a feature not a bug and make it work for me. How does Lanna focus?
- Write: Blog Posts, poetry, stories, books, plays
- Exercise: Walk, swim, hike, have fun
- Relax: De-stress
Just a few of the projects I have underway:
- Already in progress:
- Bureau of Awesome: podcast with Edmund
- The Lex and Lanna Show: podcast with Alexis Lyon
- Launching in 2012:
- The Mainetrix: an online feminist magazine with primarily Maine women writers
- Wicked Twisted: the next incarnation of my balloon business, or will it be more?
- Others to be determined
Making 2012 Glorious, Amazing, Crazy, and Stupendous
My most important goal will be to Write. All of my dream projects include some sort of creation/writing aspect to them. I want to write. But, as of yet, I have not truly been a writer. This blog has helped, making me write a little every day, but I want to do more. To create more.
I will live in the moment, accept and learn from my mistakes, and most of all, have fun while I’m doing it.
What are you doing this year?