Bold Life Theme & 2012 (No Comfort Zone-2012 Challenge)

To bring in the new year, I changed the design of my blog to BOLD LIFE THEME. I figured if I’m offering a challenge, then I had better get bold – right here and now!

On the right side of this page are links to anyone that publicly said they wanted to join the No Comfort Zone-2012 Challenge. If you are part of this amazing group of bloggers, please let me know so I can include your link and follow your posts.

I also have a No Comfort Zone-2012 on the right column under Read More!  I’ll probably be posting in both places!

Some ideas for the upcoming challenge:

  • Read a book that makes me feel uncomfortable and figure out why I feel that way.
  • Add more sparkles and flair to my office attire (this will be really out of my comfort zone)
  • Write my novel – the one you’ve all been waiting for!
  • Ask for help (UGH!)
  • Tell 10 people that I am offering this challenge (it’s easy with bloggers who don’t know me but the challenge is to tell my family and friends and get them to follow me too!)

What have you been thinking about doing?

Do you bother with New Year resolutions?

Do you treat the New Year like a new slate and make a list of things you want to achieve, places you want to visit and people you want to connect with? And if so, is this a recurring list? Items that you’ve planned to do year after year? Items like lose weight, write a book, learn to play the guitar, visit Mexico, learn Spanish, return to school …

santa strawberriesIf they are recurring, ask yourself why. What is it about them that makes you want them but not enough to actually achieve them.

Could it be that you are afraid of achieving them and then having to deal with success?
Or perhaps you are afraid to try and then you fail? And yet, the refusal to try is silly because 1) you could actually succeed and 2) if you fail, you’ve still learned something along the way, met new people, and grown in one way or another.

Some people make outrageous lists that are too daunting to approach. Others make lists of one or two items that are completed immediately with a whole year ahead and no challenges.

What’s your approach? Do you even bother with a resolution?

If you’ve made resolutions, were you successful in achieving them?

December 1, 2011: OMG!

Hello December…

December 1, 2011Here we are flipping the last page of our 2011 calendar and looking to purchase a new one for 2012.

My mind is not quite there yet. My mind still refers to things that happened in 1999 as ‘five years or so ago’ until I do the math. Ugh, where did the time go?

Like it or not, 2012 is coming and when it does I plan to be standing with open arms, ready to embrace a new year, new energy and meet new people – but for now, I’m holding on tightly to 2011.

I’m well, I’m working, I’m active, I’m reading, I’m writing. It’s all good and there’s much more on the horizon!

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