Sunday, April 11, 2010

52CP15: Just Be

This past week I was going through some boxes (still unpacking from the move...) and came across some things I'd written several years ago. I decided to use one little piece of one of these writings for our challenge this week:

If you want to be, then take the actions you would take if you already were. I want to be a writer, so I take pen in hand and move it across the page, filling it with the words that come into my mind. Will they all be published? Are they all lucid and valid? Probably not, but that can't be my concern. I'm not attached to being a published writer - I'm only taking the action that defines being a writer - writing.

What do you want to be? A dancer? Then dance. Does this mean that you'll be in a rock video or starring in a ballet? Maybe, maybe not. That's not the focus. The focus is to dance.

Do you want to be a teacher? Then teach. If you have children, teach them. If you're in a church group, teach them. Be a mentor, volunteer at a community center, discover other options, but teach!

Do you want to be a speaker? Take a course in public speaking, join the Toastmasters - take an action!

It is only through performing the actions of being what we want to be that we become exactly that...

Here's my creation for this challenge to start things off:


I wanted to try something different calligraphy/penmanship-wise and just do a wonky, but hopefully still sort of cool freehand sentiment with a white gel pen on black paper. The flowers are from who-knows-where, since they've been in my stash forever (except the small one - it's a Prima), and the paper is from DCWV's Old World Stack. A little stitching, a touch of ribbon - done!

What do you want to be? What actions will you take? What will you create for this challenge? Here's Mr. Linky so you can share:

5 comments:

Kristen said...

Thank you for a wonderful read, and great, thought provoking challenge. Have a GREAT week...

Linda said...

Love this post and the inspiration; can't seem to get into my craft studio to contribute back to your wonderful challenges right now, but you are a weekly inspiration to my writing career, so thank you for keeping this going ;-)

Sue C said...

Thank you, Kristen and Linda! Glad you're enjoying reading the inspirations and/or making things... I appreciate the feedback!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE the theme ... and your card! Thanks for the fun ... and thought-provoking ... challenge!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your roses and doily. Thanks for featuring my cards each week, your challenges start out my week with some good food for thought.