I am forever changed
“Begin with the end in mind” is a maxim I’ve found helpful at the start of any project.
So I dug up the post I wrote recapping my first 100 day project in 2021.
This is what it meant to me.
Every one of us began this 100 day journey equipped with talents and gifts. We came together to practice these passions and learn. To listen for the whispers that call us forth to create whatever it is that needs creating.
The things only we are called to make.
We are asked to use our gifts and our talents, not let them lie dormant. We are asked to shine a light where there is darkness and bring beauty into being.
Individually we are writers, artists, explorers, photographers, filmmakers, podcasters, musicians, poets, designers, dancers, authors, illustrators, and artisans. We are makers.
We are creatives.
But now, having walked this 100 day path together, we are more.
We are forever changed.
I cast a wide net when I set my goals for the project: Show up every day behind the pen, the brush, or the lens and share my work. And so I did. Some days were meh, but some were out of this world fantastic. Most were ordinary but extremely satisfactory. I learned when I practice creativity regularly, make it a priority, good things happen. Serendipity occurs often. Aha moments become more frequent. Breakthroughs. Flow. Opportunities. Harmony. Peace. Increased confidence. More experience. Discovery. A body of work. Community. Connections.
The first step is to simply show up.