When I found out that I wasn’t going to have a job going in to the new year, I made a conscious decision to take on as many creative projects as I think I can handle, and by handle I just mean follow through with. I have known for a while that I wanted to attempt this year to blog every day. Yeah. That is a HUGE commitment and I am not naive enough to think that this is going to be anything akin to easy. But, it’s #64 on my Life List, and now is as good a time to start as any.
I thought that one of the biggest challenges to this project would be finding a way to keep producing new and also interesting content to share with others. I don’t want to pin myself down in a blog niche, but I do understand that this blog should still have a focus to drive itself into the future without much struggle over the next 363 days.
The problem is that I do – and I am – so much.
I am a mother but not a mommyblogger. I am a writer but I don’t consider myself an author because I have not published. I am a reader but I am pretty bad at reviewing books. I am an artist but just like one of the most inspiring people I know, I can’t make paint look like anything other than paint.
So what am I going to do to be able to get through a year of blogging daily?
I am going to be taking part in my first online workshop. It’s called One Little Word 2013, and it’s taught by Ali Edwards, who is a pretty big deal in the online scrapbooking community. In the class, we choose one word to focus on throughout the year and we complete little projects around that word. Technically the One Little Word class is for scrapbookers. Lots of the participants are seasoned scrapbookers or are using Project Life to complete the class. Nothing is mandatory though, and since serious scrapbooking isn’t in my budget, I am going to adapt the class and project as I see fit, and most of it will take place here on the blog – I think there are a few others in the class who are going my route as well.
So, I am going to CREATE this year. Create art and stories. Create relationships and peace. Create happiness and security.
If you want to follow along with the #onelittleword adventure, you can sign up for the class at any time throughout this year. The class is $36, the cost of one latte per month, and I think it will be totally worth it. Here is the link to sign up or learn more about the class: Big Picture Classes: One Little Word 2013 with Ali Edwards.