Saturday, January 2, 2010

The End of 2009

© 2010 Constance Hobbs. All rights reserved.

The year 2009 is now down the drain, over, finished, completed, perhaps happily deleted for some of us. What a year! Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, Michael Jackson died, there was swine flu hysteria, the recession from hell, and Pepsi changed it's logo, just to name a few. So here we are. At the cross roads of a new year. 2010 Twenty ten! Wow, what a number! This is the time of year when most people take stock of where they have been and where they want to go. Or who they are and who they'd like to be. Self improvement. People courageously go forward with a list of New Year resolutions that statistically are dropped within the first 3 months of the new year. I don't mean to be a scrooge but perhaps there is a better way. 

© 2010 Constance Hobbs. All rights reserved.

I think we all make choices and decisions for reasons either conscious or unconscious. We are either aware or ignorant of our motives. It's Okay no matter what. We do the best we can. We are human and mistakes are inherent in the animal. To get down on ourselves because we aren't where we want to be, especially creatively, I don't feel is productive. Some people feel that they can not get things accomplished if they are not hard on themselves. I know this route because I have traveled it myself. I have found I create a much more pleasant atmosphere for myself and my family when I am kind to me. I congratulate myself for things well done and note the things I consider possibly problematic. I, like many other courageous souls will take stock, adjust my goals and go forward by just showing up with a happy attitude for my job, my work, my life. So much of accomplishing anything in life is practice and just plain sticking to it. Work it through. Artists, writers, dancers etc, all creative people sometimes have to just show up and work it through. So whether you are just where you want to be creatively or struggling remember, you are not alone and when you're down you can only go up.


Kahlilia said...

I search and recently came across your blog and have been reading along. It was wonderful blog.


Constance Hobbs said...

Thank you Kahlilia. So happy you are reading along. I hope you enjoy my photos as well.