Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Express Yourself: Resolutions

Look out!  It's the return of the Express Yourself Weekly Meme.  Hosted by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests, this meme gives us an opportunity to share a little of ourselves based on weekly prompts.

January 7-11: What are your 2013 resolutions?  If you don't make resolutions, then what's something you're looking forward to in 2013?

I tend to keep goals and resolutions separate.  If I set a specific goal for myself as a resolution and fail, it feels like I've failed for the whole year regardless of what else I may have accomplished.  I think I'm already hard enough on myself without giving myself more reason to be disappointed.  That's why I resolved to have a certain attitude for the coming year.  I already wrote about this in an earlier post.  Feel free to check it out!

Nevertheless, if I had to make a more specific resolution, it would be this one.

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Creation is the process of self-discovery.  That's why I write.  When I write, I let a part of myself loose on the page, and once it's there, I can look at it.  Make some kind of sense of it.  Once I've become aware of something in myself I hadn't previously known, it changes the way I see myself, therefore changing me a little in the process.  That's why the creative process never ends.  You change a blank piece of paper, or a blank canvas, and it changes you in return.

The creative process is reciprocal.

That's why I found this quote so profound.  For me, it means resolving to be creative.  That's my process for getting to know myself.  Hopefully that's a resolution I can keep.

Also, I'm looking forward to the Blogging From A-Z April Challenge.  This will be my first year participating, and I can't wait!


  1. love the creativity charm in you post. yes! being creative it what it's all about! good luck with any goal you make

  2. That's a great resolution to have. Glad to see you're participating in the A to Z challenge, I took part in last years and I can't wait for this years!

  3. I can relate to this... "When I write, I let a part of myself loose on the page, and once it's there, I can look at it. Make some kind of sense of it." So true!

  4. I too am looking for me or as I've stated, rediscovering me. You are a very creative person and I love your posts.

    I do have to ask that you remove me from the blog hop for tomorrow. Illness has me struggling to be creative struggling period but I wish you all the best!

    1. I understand, and I hope you get well soon!

  5. "You change a blank piece of paper, or canvas, and it changes you" LOVED THAT!! I could really relate to what you spoke about here. So many times writing has been an eye opener or a problem solver for me. I was grateful to learn there are others who feel the same way.

    Happy New Year Keltner. I'm glad to have you in it!