The year before I was magical---which I stole from Liz. She was the one who introduced me to the idea of picking a word to inspire your year. She seems to have lifted the practice from author Holly Jacobs.
If I could change anything about myself, it would be to stop being a procrastinator. I have tried. Honestly.
But, I always tend to fall back into old patterns.
I know I'm not going to change overnight, but maybe just one decision at a time. So, my word for the year is NOW.
Do things NOW. Write NOW. The time is NOW.
When I'm at work, I'm in the Now. You have to be when you work in retail. Maybe that's why--no. See, I'm already making excuses for being a procrastinator. I can't blame work. I was a world-class procrastinator before I ever started working.
I can go back to fifth grade when I didn't study my state capitals because I chose to read a book instead. Thank God for Debra Richardson, my grade school bff, who slipped me a few answers.
And in junior high, we had a ditty that we sang that went something like, "I work best under pressure and they'll be lots of pressure if I wait until tomorrow."
Too bad I embraced that philosophy to get me through the next forty-some years of my life.
So, this year I'm going to focus on being in the NOW. Doing it NOW. Living NOW. Writing NOW.