The start of a new year is time for change and renewal, a new self, new resolutions, new goals. Sounds good, but that’s a lot of pressure! Who can function under that? And how can you sustain a change that’s made under that type of pressure? Goal setting should be, above all, something that is doable and that you WANT to do. Right? Make it easy on yourself.
Or so I told myself as I debated what tasks I should set myself for 2020. There are so many things I want to accomplish in my illustration career. But setting resolutions has never worked for me. And yet… the pull to start something new is irresistible. What can I do that won’t cause me a ton of anxiety and derail me from the plan I already have for myself?
Luckily, I’m reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Big Magic.” Ok, so my big new year’s resolution: Live Creatively. With caps, no less. I haven’t finished, but I recommend this book to anyone, really. Gilbert’s writing is like listening to a conversation. It’s great.
I have no illustration to accompany this post. But writing is creative, too (says the illustrator).