Monica Luchak

work, work, work, work …

Month: January, 2013

Every Day, Everyday!

2013 started with all the optimism associated with any new beginning, and twelve days into the New Year I’m struggling to keep the momentum alive.

The match that was struck midnight December 31st sparked to life, became a gentle flame, and now has begun to flicker some. The old childish frustrations for something to happen surfaced, and I grow impatient with my circumstances and myself.

Every day since the first has felt so… everyday. Don’t ask me what I expected. Publishers clearing house would have been nice, not likely but nice. Those who know me know that’s not how my life has worked. As a rule things don’t drop from the sky for me. I’m one of those that work for everything she gets.  Although I do have to acknowledge life’s little surprises. Finding a 5 spot on the sidewalk, pushing a button on the soda machine and getting a soda for free. I look at these as the cosmos giving me an “Atta boy”. This year I hope the cosmos sees fit to give me an “Atta boy” and two thumbs up.

It’s said the greatest journey begins with one step, maybe every day is meant to be everyday. The out of the ordinary days are like diamonds and not meant to be everyday. I’ll  keep my eyes open for those diamond days.

The Second Day of the Rest of my Life

What is it about New Years that makes a person think anything is possible? It’s like the “mutha” of all Mondays, a fresh start, and clean slate. Alright, I’ll admit it, and say the words, “I’m an optimist in my soul” and yes, the glass IS half full.

This year I have an ambitious list of things I will accomplish and this blog will help keep me honest.

These are the first 4 items on my list for 2013:

  1. Keep looking for a 9 to 5 job while seeing if I can grow a design business.
  2. Redesign my website so I can market those design skills to a wider audience.
  3. Get back into working out.  (I will master that damn exercise ball and it’s evil cousin the balance ball.
  4. Sew the messenger bag I’ve designed and see if there might be interest.

Pretty good start, and I’ll be looking to scratch them off in short order and add more.

As I said yesterday this is my year. I’m due for a bit of good luck. Watch out world.

Our fate lives …

Our fate lives within us. You only have to be Brave enough to see it.

This will be the year I’m Brave enough to take my destiny into my own hands and not acquiesce. I’ll not let my insecurities or self doubts discourage me and keep me from all I know I’m capable of.

I have a great deal to offer and refuse to one day use my last breath to say, “if only.”

World, this is my year.

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