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Friday, January 01, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I know last year was a rough one for many of my friends - may life bring you better days in the coming year and beyond.

The past few years I've tried to concentrate less on resolution type things and more on general principles going forward type things. I'm here to report that this works for me, more or less. I think this is what I was trying to say yesterday: even when I don't see immediate results from some amorphous promise to myself (like working to be happier, or kinder, or brave), just articulating the desire often helps me to set my internal rudder in the right direction. So many things (for me) are not accomplished by sharp external turns, but from constant tiny internal adjustments. They're also not accomplished one at a time; I think it's a neverending concurrent project. That being said, my Spectacular Failures from last year didn't get quite as spectacular as I wanted. Maybe I need to take some sharp external turns! I need to be less timid and more willing to try, even if I don't know what I'm doing - ESPECIALLY if I don't know what I'm doing. I'm thinking mostly of the creative realm, but I should probably apply this across the board. (I just pictured about 15 of me sitting around a conference table and CEO me just broke the news to the rest: ACROSS THE BOARD, Jen. Some of us are all for it, some smiling and nodding but secretly dreading and some, I'm sad to say, were not listening at all but instead were doodling on a notepad and trying to think of all the movies we've seen in the last month.)
3 comments on "JANUARY ONE!"
  1. Your idea is very good

  2. I love the image of the conference room! Yay!

    Somehow I imagine that a conference room full of me would include about six of me knitting under the table, at least two trying really hard not to laugh, and three or four scribbling brilliant ideas furiously.

    My favorite part is that I imagine KXEC at the head of the table. I guess he is still somehow the boss of me in my mind!

  3. Aw, KXEC!

    The more I think about it, the more I realize I need to have more meetings in my conference room!


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