Monday, January 2, 2012

Getting with it...getting involved

I really have to get with it!  I spend way too much time by myself.  I'm not saying I don't enjoy it and that others might not be jealous of the peace and quiet, it's just that I really want to learn more about the things I have fun with like photography and other crafty pursuits.  I'm sure I could continue to learn lots and lots on the Internet or through books and magazines, but I feel like I'm missing something...personal interaction.  Plus, I spend too many hours of my day in a job that I don't necessary find all that fulfilling, so I feel like I need to find a niche where I can make a difference.


So, my word for 2012 is:

"involved"


I've already gotten started with sorting out a few things to do in the coming months that will get me out to meet new people and try some new things.  I found a couple of groups on meetup.com and will go to my first meeting of a local digital photography group tomorrow!  I'm a little apprehensive, but, heck, what have I got to lose, an evening? 
I'll try to peel back a few layers and try to figure out how to channel my creative energy into something halfway productive and at least a little bit meaningful.  haaaaaaaaaaaa  Wish me luck!

6 comments:

  1. What a great idea. I like that word 'involved' I think with technology taking on such a huge role in our lives it stops us having to be involved on a personal level. We can tweet, email, correspond wirelessly, learn at a distance. But I understand I've been thinking the same thing myself. I need to go and learn/do/join something that means I go and see people and meet other folk.

    I hope it goes well for you :)

    dp
    x

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  2. Oh how I wish you lived closer to me! I could have such fun hanging with you girl! Have a wonderful time at the meeting. Take good notes, cause I expect you to teach me how to take good pics like yours. :)

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  3. Good Word!!! Good luck getting involved and let me know how your digital photography class goes. Wished you lived closer!! We would have such a good time! My word is journey!!

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  4. I feel the same as well. Living in a small town with no resources or other people who share my passion makes me lonely. I crave personal interaction with other like-minded artists.

    Best of luck in the coming year. Love your word for 2012!

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  5. Love your word and a happy and very creative 2012!

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