I typically chose focus words at the beginning of each year. The words shape my days. They serve as a measuring stick for my activites. They remind me that when I pursue non-urgent activites, I am often doing what is really important to me.
This year I chose play, prepare, and produce. Recently I added pace to the group. I have been more mindful of myself during my creative process. Play, prepare, and produce are elements of that process that needed to be brought up several notches.
The addition of pace is to remind me that between pushiness and procrastination there lies a wonderful land of opportunity. A place where unfinished objects can be completed or reconsidered. A space where two creative ideas can be fused into a good pursuit. Pace is a breath of exploration. It is the pulse of routine.
A wise man once said to me, “Norma, get moving, but move slowly.” I am moving. Now let the pace be appropriate!