Hello! It's been awhile since I've said much on my blog. It always takes me a little while to get back in the swing of things after the Holidays. I had so many ideas and things I was going to share with you in December but time slipped away being busy in my shop, went back home for a week and now January is close to being done! I always feel I need about 3-4 weeks to get back to normal after the Holidays. I hope 2014 has been off to a good start for all of you. Did you make any New Years resolutions? I'm not a big New Years resolution person. In general I just try to be a better person than the past year. What does that mean? Well eat a few more healthier choices, keep moving a little more, be kinder and less judgmental. I know some people choose a word for the year ahead to strive to be better at. Some examples I have seen are: Joy, Focus, Purpose, Simplify and Adventure. The goal is to focus on that one word in various aspects of your life for the year ahead. I've never done the one word resolution before but Sara Bareilles' popular song Brave made me think about doing it this year with the word, wait for it...Brave!
Have you heard her song before or watched her video? If not watch it below and really listen to the words. I also love her video. You know the phrase "dance like no one is watching", well this video is pretty much the literal interpretation of that! Give it a watch, it might make your day! So why did this word speak to me? Well in general I'd like to be a little more Brave in many aspects of life. I'm pretty much a person who loves rules, I'm on the quiet side and I analyze everything to death. I sound like a really fun person don't I! ha ha Since I analyze everything to death I suffer from analysis paralysis. What is that? As defined by Wikipedia analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. I'm pretty good at talking myself out of things. I get a gold star for that! So that's where the word Brave comes in to try and help me get over the speed bumps that I build up for myself and then talk myself out of things. I need to be Brave and blow past those speed bumps (break some rules), speak my mind a little more and stop with the self doubt talk and just go for it! Anybody with me and want to be more Brave? To be a little more Brave I've made a few FREE printables to help get our Brave on! Below is a FREE 8 x 10 Artprint to help you be Brave! The words are from Sara Bareilles' song Brave. Click here to download the image.
I also created a FREE 5x7 BRAVE printable in a Rainbow and Black and White design. Download the rainbow one here and the black and white one here. FYI - the large copyright and website address underneath the artwork will not be on the downloaded file.
Just download, print, cut and place it somewhere in your home or office to remind you to be a little more Brave this year! So for me not having a resolution this year I guess I lied. My resolution is to be Brave! Did you make any New Years resolutions this year?