It’s day three of 2014 and I am a Resolution Dynamo. I’ve painted, cleaned, filed, exercised, and eaten like a champ. But it’s only day three. What happens when I get tired or lazy? What will become of my resolutions when I lose motivation, or fear sets in? Will I have enough willpower to keep me afloat? The ‘diving in’ part is easy, now I’ve just got to keep swimming.
“Just Keep Swimming”–Colored Pencil
I’ve always thought of myself as an organizer and motivator with strong leadership skills. Once, fifteen years ago, someone told me I was bossy—that I just snapped my fingers and expected people to jump. Those words were said in anger—one time—fifteen years ago—but they made me question who I was. I know better than to let someone’s negative words define me, but still, those words have stayed with me. I wish I could just snap my fingers and make them disappear. I guess if I were truly bossy, I could.
“Snap”–Graphite and Colored Pencil