One of my favorite blogs to read is by Nicole Antoinette of A Life Less Bullshit blog. Besides the fact that her main objective is living a bullshit-free life (lol to the name), she is completely transparent and 100% dedicated to helping you and I stop living these fake ass lives. Today I received an email from her about a monthly review of the goals that she set for herself and her blog. I thought it was awesome of her to share it with us and now I’m sharing it with you. Check out the template for yourself, then read mine below.
“The more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do all of this stuff, or even in my case, the more you listen for little lines of dialogue that can make their way into stories, the more you photograph moments, in a way, the more you start to step out of those moments. And if you do that too much, you become a spectator to your own life.” Jonathan Harris
“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau
You ever feel like you’re in a rut? Simply going through the motions?
Your job is draining you so much that you no longer care about the money?
You constantly daydream about a vacation?
You feel like you’ll never accomplish all of the goals you’ve set out?
You feel like you need a clone in order to complete everyday tasks?
You feel like the weekend is never long enough?
You want to do more but there’s never enough time?
You feel like there’s gotta be more to LIFE than THIS?
Word for 2013: simplify.
-to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier
In 2012, I had all of these grandiose ideas that didn’t come to fruition partly because they were too complex for me to understand. One thing I’m sure of is if I’m confused, no progression will take place. My goal is to make everything less complicated this year. Take that idea, goal, vision, and/or desire, and explain what I want in ONE sentence. If it can’t be done or said simply, you’re doing entirely too much.
Wise advise that I received last year: just write. Critical for me as I have a lot of plans and projects to undertake. Less talking, more writing.
Do you have a word of theme for 2013???
Despite me not posting in over a month, you guys STILL visit my blog?! You all are the best.
Writing is a scary thing for me. I graduated with a Communications degree yet I dislike structured writing. APA format is such a drag! But here I am, day two into a month-long writing challenge. If you’ve been following my blog, you already know that I have a thing for challenges. A friend of mine tweeted about it and after two posts, I’m surprised at how easily I am writing. Maybe because the focus isn’t on perfection. No Twitter grammer police patrolling your every typo. Just write. One full-page or thirty minutes of writing will suffice.
If you’re thinking “oh my goodness, write everyday for thirty daysssss???”, it’s okay. Honestly, it’s not that bad (so far). The point is to write. Write what you’re feeling. Express how you’re feeling. I’m a strong believer in that your words can be a blessing to someone else. You never know who needed to read what you wrote. So write. Blog it, share it with your friends, however you want to do it. I’m sure I will share some of my writing here on this blog. But fair warning, these writings will be highly emotional and vulnerable. Read at your own risk!
For prompts on what to write about, follow the hashtag #30writenow on Twitter.
Best of luck!