|Wide Open (Odiorne Point, NH)|
It's that time of year again. New Year's. The time of year when everyone is wandering around, feverishly demanding "What are your New Year's resolutions?" of each other.
Feh. Me, I hate the very idea these days. Mostly because I never follow through, and then I feel guilty because I haven't done them, which makes me avoid them more because thinking about doing them reminds me that I feel guilty, and since I don't want to feel guilty, I avoid them some more. Makes totally sense, huh? (Look, I never claimed to be a rational human being, alright? )
Instead of making a resolution, I'm taking action. No, I'm not waiting for the New Year, either. (Yeah, yeah...the new year is oh, tomorrow.) I actually started last week. I've been compiling a List o'Things What I Need To Do, and starting on them. The first thing on the list is "Figure out how the hell to formally start a business.", to which end I I found a book entitled "The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success" and not only purchased a copy, but am ACTUALLY READING IT! *gasp* Basically, it's a "how to do this crap" for those of us who just can't get our ADOOHSHINY brains to work in the standard, linear model. So far I'm liking what I'm reading.
I've also been compiling my photos so that I can actually take stock of what I have, in order to organize them and assess what sorts of things I'd like to do with them (cards, calenders, prints, etc.), as well as working on acquiring a sewing machine so I can figure out how to make something I've wanted for many, many years now... a walking bag that's sized for what I need. (I could hand-sew it, but it would take forever, and dear gods, we will not discuss how much blood I'll shed on it in the process!)
New Year's is not for making empty promises to ourselves for things we'll never start. It's for making a fresh start, and that means action, even if it is just small, incremental steps. Rome wasn't built in a day, but damn it was built by picking up that first stone and moving it.
Today, a small bit of road...
Tomorrow, aquaducts! (er, or something...)
Happy New Year, my darlings!