©2013 Lisa Call
8 x 8 inches
Textile Painting (Fabric hand dyed by the artist, cotton batting, cotton thread)
Mounted on Stretched Canvas
Available at Ohio Craft Museum
No Word of the Year for 2013
Recently I shared that the word of the year concept isn’t working for me anymore.
Instead I will be picking a theme for the year – generally something in my business that I’d like to improve upon – and in 2013 that theme is Making Art.
But as I noted, this doesn’t cover the idea of intention or “being”. It’s all about doing and I believe that focusing on who I am and who I want to be are extremely important.
Words for a Lifetime
So why not pick a word of the year that focusing on being as I’ve done in the past?
Because this idea doesn’t resonate with me anymore. It feels incomplete, short sighted.
I pick a word here a word there but the big picture is missing.
When I pick a word I think “I want the word all the time” – which is why I ended up with Joy as my word of the decade. I didn’t want it for just a year – I always want joy.
Solution? I’m going to pick a list of words that are the guiding principles and values by which I want to live my life – always. From there I will craft a personal mission statement. Not just for a year.
And then, the make sure this isn’t just a fun beginning of the year exercise, I will be reviewing my list of words and mission statement 3 times a year to see how things are going. To see where I need a bit of a tune up.
But at the moment I’m crazy busy (more on that in the next post) so I’ve slated this activity for end of March. So check back in a few months for an update!
What are Your Values?
Want to write your own mission statement? These articles can help you identify your values:
- Core Values Exercises
- What Are Your Values?
- Life on Purpose: 15 Questions to Discover Your Personal Mission