I have been thinking a lot lately about one simple word: action. About how one simple word can make all the difference between accomplishing something or just dreaming about it. It seems almost too easy to say that someone will be successful if they just take action. But I think it's really true. How much time have I spent daydreaming about what I'd like to do but never really do it? Maybe I'm afraid of failure and I really think that's mostly it... but the only thing to fear about failure is not learning from it, because it's bound to happen as you work your way to success. It's really a given. So there's not as much to fear about that. Maybe it's about making excuses for the things I need to do first, so I never get to those things like drawing or creating that I really need to do. But at the end of life, am I going to be so happy that I got that load of darks in the dryer before bedtime?? No. Maybe it's time to pull out that book about being effective with my time again. But then I'm spending my time READING instead of DOING. I would like to say this is a lightbulb moment but I have thought about this before... so what does that say?!! I think I will write the word "ACTION" on index cards and stick them all over my house!
While we're on the subject of my house, I am falling in love with all white. Really, I always loved all white which is why it took so long to paint the walls red here in my kitchen. I wish I would have realized this before we painted all the walls red! Lynne posted about Tricia's white kitchen which immediately made me think I've made a huge mistake and should paint my walls and cupboards white. Sarah Richardson seems to always do her kitchens in white and she loves color. This is a good argument to use when I casually mention to Craig that I love all white kitchens. (And before he tells me that I'm completely crazy and I will live with this red until we sell the house!)
SO... if I were a woman of ACTION, then I would just go buy some paint and get busy myself. This is exactly why I am writing this post. I will daydream about my white house but I am guessing that the chances of that happening are very, very slim. So I will be a woman of small actions and focus on drawing white kitchens any chance I get and maybe someday we'll move and my white kitchen will become a reality. That's not what you were expecting the conclusion to be, right?! :P
Well, just to let you know that I'm not totally a lost cause, I did just buy some new lights because I really didn't like the ones that were in my kitchen and am now putting in the ones I originally loved. It's a start in the right direction! And I will make tomorrow a real work day and get some illustration done. Small bites. That's my goal for now!