2013: The Year To Go For It

Posted on Jan 7, 2013

Little skater and the seaI just celebrated another birthday last week. I was so touched by all the joyful birthday wishes I received from people I’ve had the privilege to share time with in 2012. And so I begin 2013 feeling rich and inspired to use this year to really go for it in my life!

One of my favorite greetings I received came from an organization I belong to that routinely inspires and challenges me. It was a quote from Kurt Vonnegut.

So I share it with you now, because I can’t think of wiser words to begin this year with than these:

“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.

  • Sing in the shower.
  • Dance to the radio.
  • Tell stories.
  • Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem.

And you will get the enormous reward of having created something.”

– Kurt Vonnegut


What if your life were your greatest work of art?

  • Every thought is a creative idea.
  • Every feeling is a color, a texture, a line.
  • Every action is a brush stroke.
  • Every avoidance, a missed opportunity.

Why not make 2013 the year you finally go for it!

  • Let go of who you were in 2012.
  • Ask yourself what your soul needs most to grow.
  • Schedule an hour a week to nourish yourself in that area.
  • Try one new thing and do it (however well or badly).
  • Discover the kind of life you will create as a result.


I’m so blessed to have another year to share this creative journey with you. Join me in making this year the best year ever! I’m always here to help!

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