Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting It Done

Sorry for the late post, folks, I was getting something done.

And yes, I say that cheekily but not to annoy.  I say it because I’m actually getting stuff done.  When I started this blog, ‘get it done’ was sort of my mantra.  I started the blog to make sure that I would follow through on the millions of inspirations and ideas that I was bombarded with.  I wanted to work on my writing, I wanted to finish craft projects, and I wanted to just get it done. 

I like to think I’ve done a fairly decent job with it.  There have been late posts, unfinished projects, and some ‘oh crap’ writing, yes, but for the most part it has kept me on track and going. 

This morning I was rushing to send in a poetry submission to an Iowan yearly publication.  It had to be postmarked TODAY and of course I waited and worried and waited until the last minute to get it done.  But it is done and in the mail.  Do I think I will win the contest?  Probably not.  Do I think I’ll get chosen to be published?  Maybe.  But it doesn’t really matter because I finally followed through with it.  I will not be sitting here for the next year feeling guilty for not trying. 

I followed my word for the year and took ACTION. 

I’m really liking this Action stuff but it’s scary too. 

My favorite bands are playing in Des Moines on Friday and I don’t have anybody to go with.  The friend I normally make go with me isn’t that fun to go to concerts with.  She doesn’t understand why it’s fun to listen to live bands.  She gets bored so easily it’s not fun to go with her.  The other friend I was trying to go with can’t.  So I could either buy her a ticket and maybe she’ll be able to go, or I go by myself.  Eep!

That’s the thought running through my head, though, why can’t I go to a concert by myself?  Do I have enough self-confidence to stand up in a room full of people for several hours all by myself?  Do I really really want to see this concert?  Can I get my mom to babysit?

We will see. 

For now, I will enjoy having done something.


  1. Congrats on submitting your work. I am working up the nerve to do more with my creations this year as well.

    Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement! I go back and forth on what I want to do with my crafting and writing, but this year I'm trying to stick to focusing on getting my writing out there. Sometimes it's just about doing it and then running away. :)

    I really liked what you did with the hula hoop on one of your blogs. That's a great idea.