2012: I Have My Dancing Orders

2012 is off to a great start and I have given myself my dancing (not marching) orders for the year vis a vis the thought-provoking questions from Robin Mascari posted in the last blog entry.

My poet-friend Kat posted not only the questions for year end and beginning, but her answers. (Check out her blog: Poetikat’s Invisible Keepsakes.)  It was so enlightening to read them, like one of those emails that ask you to relay 4 things you like to eat, 4 places you’ve lived, etc. to friends, but way more juicy. I feel like I learned some new aspects of Kat – and so decided to share my own answers. Send some of your thoughts along if you get the chance, so our virtual community can get the chance to know you better.

COMPLETING AND REMEMBERING 2011
What was your biggest triumph in 2011?  iPhone photos in Aurora stock agency.
What was the smartest decision you made in 2011?
Release the big M as an ebook.
What one word best sums up and describes your 2011 experience? Re-Vision
What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2011?  Being skinny is not the same as being healthy.
What was the most loving service you performed in 2011? Being there for my friend and just listening thru many tearful phone calls.
What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2011?
Organizing my photos
What are you most happy about completing in 2011?
hmmmmm everything seems like a work in progress – oh painting inside of house white.
Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2011?
Lauri Gwilt, dewitt,  the whole iphoneography group.
What was the biggest risk you took in 2011?
the HCG diet
What was the biggest surprise in 2011?
2 surprises: Lauri and the Palouse in Washington state
What important relationship improved the most in 2011?
not sure – my close relationships are nourishing and loving, not sure they “improve”
What compliment would you liked to have received in 2011?
my, you look so young (ha ha)
What compliment would you liked to have given in 2011?
I hope I gave them and held nothing back (see last year’s intentions)
What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2011?
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. ok, I’m pau (done).

CREATING 2012
What would you like to be your greatest triumph in 2012?
i honestly don’t know……. maybe remodel the kitchen.
What advice would you like to give yourself in 2012?
be present in the moment.
What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in 2012?
Learning  Quicken. at last. And maybe online banking.
What would you be most happy about completing in 2012?
writing projects
What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2012?
going to Venice
What would you like to change about yourself in 2012?
becoming vibrantly healthy (and thinner only if that goes with it – otherwise fit and fat.)
What are you looking forward to learning in 2012?
French – just enough to get by this summer.
What do you think will be your greatest risk in 2012?
opening my heart more
What about your work are you most committed to changing and improving in 2012?
organizing my photos, celebratory and nature writing
What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in 2012?
music
What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2012?
photography with Dewitt, hanging out with spouse and girlfriends, reading. Just gonna do it!
Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2012?
Dewitt
What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2012?
JOY!

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6 Responses to 2012: I Have My Dancing Orders

  1. Karen Messick January 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Love this post Lynette! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lea January 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Hello! Love your blog. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger. You may see my blog for more info. http://www.everydayclimb.com Have a great week! Lea

  3. Kat Mortensen January 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    If you’re going to Venice, you must watch Francesco Da Mosta’s series first! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco%27s_Mediterranean_Voyage

    Actually, any of his books or t.v. programs are a must!

    Thanks for the shout out, Lynette. I wish you nothing but the best in this new year!

    Aloha!

    Kat

  4. Kimberly Kubalek January 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    As one of those people who you have comforted through tears, I can’t imagine how you could open your heart more! You are amazing and I love you, Lynnette! Hope 2012 is all you want it to be.

    Hugs,
    Kimberly

  5. Marcia January 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Lynette, your blog is lovely and uplifting. thanks for sharing!

  6. Theresa January 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Okay – it is time for me to “put it out there” as well.Send some of your thoughts along if you get the chance, so our virtual community can get the chance to know you better.

    COMPLETING AND REMEMBERING 2011
    What was your biggest triumph in 2011? Paying cash for a car. Okay, sounds braggy BUT it is important to realize that I went 3 years without a car of my own, saving every penny to do so as I didn’t want car payments of any kind.

    What was the smartest decision you made in 2011? to keep my mouth shut about how I was feeling inside at times.

    What one word best sums up and describes your 2011 experience? Fulfilling

    What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2011? Life can throw you a loop at any moment.

    What was the most loving service you performed in 2011? Having our granddaughter stay with us, even when we were damn tired.

    What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2011?
    Getting back on track with guitar lessons.

    What are you most happy about completing in 2011?
    An organized work schedule for 2012.

    Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2011?
    Aubrey, Josh and Karen

    What was the biggest risk you took in 2011?
    Taking nearly a month away from the office.

    What was the biggest surprise in 2011?
    The craziness of politics (I know, I shouldn’t have been so surprised) and the seriousness of a family member problem.

    What important relationship improved the most in 2011?
    Jaime

    What compliment would you liked to have received in 2011?
    Wow – you were the best inspiration for . . .

    What compliment would you liked to have given in 2011?
    I have been working hard on speaking out the compliments I feel in my heart. I suppose I wish I would tell people how much they mean to me more often.

    What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2011?
    Lesson learned – moving on

    CREATING 2012
    What would you like to be your greatest triumph in 2012?
    Show and sell some art work

    What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in 2012?
    Already underway – focusing on some more direct marketing instead of waiting for it to come to me.

    What would you be most happy about completing in 2012?
    scanning all old slides and tossing them.

    What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2012?
    Costa Rica photo shoot

    What would you like to change about yourself in 2012?
    Make myself sleep more.

    What are you looking forward to learning in 2012?
    more guitar

    What do you think will be your greatest risk in 2012?
    turning over more work to Jaime and not being a control freak

    What about your work are you most committed to changing and improving in 2012?
    again – turning some “duties” over and trusting the outcome.

    What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in 2012?
    writing

    What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2012?
    singing and actually sounding good. More time with Ike

    Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2012?
    my family and girlfriends

    What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2012?
    Trust

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