December 17 – Lesson Learned What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?
Good question. I have actually had to sit back and think about this for a couple of minutes. Usually I can fire off answers to these prompts quite quickly.
I learned that I can dream pretty damn big. This is down to the art tour I have been planning since 2009. (To read more about that, visit Heritage Art Tour Blog). The full extent of what I had been planning didn't really hit me until this year, when I started contacting all the venues and firming up dates. I was met with a lot of 'uh, this isn't how things are usually done' and 'what gallery are you with that is doing this again?' and brick walls and bad days and good days and stumbling blocks and bull dozers to plow through those blocks. I had no idea what I was scheming until only just a few months ago. With the shelves of books and paperwork I have accumulated in the past 16 months, the beast of a project is getting restless and wants to get out.
I think I also learned that I am not content unless I am planning my next big step. Looking forward in a good way, not in a stressed out way. I do live in the moment of the day, working as I do, imaging what the end result it going to be.
How will I apply this lesson? Hm. Maybe I need to just learn to accept it.
What about you? What have you learned about yourself in 2010?