The birth of a blog

The Creative Canvass the birth of a blog

For a long, long time I’ve been trying to find something that would take my focus off finding the perfect job (do they even exist?) something that would make my life a little more interesting, and something that I love.

I’m a big list person, and every year make New Year’s resolutions. This year I was hoping to resolve to find this something. I researched resolutions that people make to inspire my choice, I researched hobbies that may be this something, I did quizzes, made lists, and spent way too long perfecting and streamlining my resolutions.

After the whole process I had 11 New Year’s resolutions – too many in my opinion. They ranged from the typical break bad habits, stop talking about food and body issues, stick up for myself, have more me time, and stop skipping the gym. I also listed hobbies that I wanted to start which were:

  • Baking
  • Blogging
  • Cooking foreign food
  • Exploring Melbourne
  • Exploring online forums

When I looked at my large list of resolutions I was overwhelmed, there was no way I would remember them throughout the year. I realised that I needed to change this process somehow. I needed to be more focussed, so I thought why don’t I set a theme for my year, one theme that would guide my actions for the year ahead?

So in true Lisa style I researched how to do this and discovered that many people were already on to this concept. However, instead of a phrase they were theming their year by using a single word, one word that would dictate how they acted for the whole year. One word that would form a few resolutions for the year instead of the 11 varied ones I had come up with, which I knew would be forgotten about by February.

So the process to find my one little word to define my year began. The word I came up with was Create.

What does this mean? How did I come up with this one little word, and how and why has it led to the birth of this blog? To find out more click here.

To find out what one little word of the year this process led me to for 2015, click here.

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