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Tammy: Art Journal — Goals Irrelevant Unpursued

 

“I live now and only now,
and I will do
what I want to do this moment
and not what I decided
was best for me yesterday.”
~Hugh Prather

collaged art journal page
9×12″ drawing paper

 

A realization.

GOALS ARE IRRELEVANT UNPURSUED.

Lots of writing, to come to this conclusion.

Which seems obvious.

Now that it’s officially concluded.

Pick a goal. Let it go. Or get serious about it.

I looked back at my list of goals for 2010.

I won’t be sharing the pitiful % completion rate.

I did a lot of stuff, to be sure.

But it wasn’t the stuff on the list.

It needs to be the stuff on the list.

Or else I have to re-look at the list.

I’ll re-write the list for next year.

Make sure it’s in sync with life now, today.

Yesterday’s goals only matter if they still matter to me today.

 

[Crossposted from Tammy's personal blog, Daisy Yellow]

 

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love Tammy’s style.. her bold use of color constantly inspires me!

    December 13, 2010
  2. oh my goodness THIS IS FABULOUS ADVICE. “duh” and “aha!” at the same time!

    December 15, 2010
  3. the opening poem is what speaks to me. something i’ve really learned, and am still learning in these last few years…lovely journaling!

    December 15, 2010
  4. Joy #

    Absolutely love it–and so glad to have a new blog to read and love.

    December 16, 2010
  5. Such a valuable reminder.

    Is it that our list of goals includes too many “shoulds” — things that we never seem to find time for, because we’re not truly passionate about them? Or is it just that the force of habit sometimes keeps us away from the things that matter?

    December 16, 2010
  6. alifeunrehearsed #

    I think often as mothers with so much on our minds, we prioritize our lives in not necessariy the best ways.
    We don’t take the time we often need.. for ourselves.

    December 17, 2010
  7. the opening poem is what speaks to me. something i’ve really learned, and am still learning in these last few years…lovely journaling!

    December 25, 2010

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