As much as this blog was created to document design process and connect with like minded people, I hope it also sort of becomes a catalyst for change.
We’ve all been told by someone – be it a doting mother, a concerned friend or even the dubious Dr. Phil – that stating intentions can lead to good things. Things beyond magically finding individually wrapped mentos in your jeans pocket. I’m thinking more of… making money ethically, being with a good guy or being in terrific physical condition. Keeping up with resolutions past the first two weeks of the new year is sticky business indeed, so perhaps this blog could serve as a kind of check and balance system of things I want for myself. I mean, it’s only my life we’re talking about here.
My new friend Enbretheliel uses this smart writing technique that I definitely think is worth sharing. When handed an assignment, she condenses her ideas into one specific word that informs her entire article. And well, because she is brilliant, she decided to do the same with 2013. Picking one word to seep into hundreds of days does sound daunting, but isn’t it an awesome prospect? It is both romantic and sensible, which is seriously one of the magic combos.
It didn’t take me long to zero in on my word for 2013. Though using a verb is recommended, temperance has a much nicer ring to it than just temper.
n 1. restraint or moderation, esp in yielding to one’s appetites or desires