Double Dog Dare

I’m not really a New Year’s Resolutions kinda gal.  Well…alright, maybe I am.  It seems to be the thing to do and I sooo hate being left out of anything.  I used to think that my resolutions were very unique to myself.  Then, as I got older, I realized that they are pretty much the same as everyone else’s.  Every year I vow to eat right, get more exercise, learn to cook, get organized, and create World Peace…you know, the standard.  (OK, so, most people don’t worry about the “learn to cook part”, but I keep hoping it’ll happen!) And, just like nearly everyone else, I break them all within the first few days.  How original. 

Somewhere (and I do wish I could remember where) I came across someone that, instead of writing a list of lame resolutions, declared a theme for the year.  Now that, I can do.  I can remember one little theme and apply it to all aspects of my life.  The only hard part of this plan, was deciding on a theme. 

I considered so many themes.  Such as “The Year of Being Organized”.  (Yeah, right. That would last even less time then the no chocolate thing!) Then there was dare, persist, change and revolutionize…they all seemed so utilitarian to me. I know myself well enogh to know that I wouldn’t stick to anything like that.   I considered Play and Whimsy, but those seemed too frivolous. 

Then I started to notice that the word create started to creep up in my mind more and more often.  You can do a lot with that word.  I could create a perfect meal every night for a week.  (Umm…that may be pushing it) I could create a lovely garden and organized spaces.  The only glitch I could find in this was that the word alone wasn’t quite enough.  I’m pretty creative as it is.  (If I say so myself)  My problem is running with my creativity…with following though.  So, I simply decided that I would add the word dare

This is the year that I Dare to Create.  The year that I don’t listen to that little voice inside my head that tells me something is silly and not to bother.  The year that I dare to stretch just a little bit further than I am comfortable with and create something new. 

Now, I going to  dare you to create a theme of your own this year.  C’mon…it’s better than a little resolution.  I Double Dog Dare ya!

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12 Responses to Double Dog Dare

  1. Tink says:

    Great idea! My theme for 2007 is to be more productive than ever. That means finding a house, setting it up, finishing TT, creating something awesome (not like my lame popcicle stick photo-frame), and making more time for Hoop and friends.

    If I can accomplish all that, without having a nervous breakdown (hehe), I’ll be happy.

  2. ashley e averett says:

    I don’t really do resolutions either but last year I decided to try to try and make one change in my life per month to be more environmentally friendly. I got busy and forgot about half way through so I’m gonna pick it up again this year. So I guess my theme is ‘It’s Easy Being Green’. 😉

    In case you are looking for easy green suggestions here are some of mine:
    1. Use cloth grocery bags (a plus, many have nice shoulder straps that make carrying them easier and they never break!)
    2. Drink tap water instead of bottled…which means remembering to bring water with me everywhere
    3. Switch to those energy saving light bulbs
    4. Get my news online
    5. Turn computer off when not in use
    6. Buy organic when available
    7. Bring in my own coffee mug instead of using disposable cups
    8. Wash used yogurt cups and use them instead of buying rubbermaid thingies

    That’s about as far as I got. I’m still working on ‘buy a hybrid’. 🙂

  3. Jay says:

    That IS a great idea. A theme? …

    Hmmmm….

    I think, maybe .. I’ll take your word, DARE .. and I’ll ad “to change” to it.

    Dare to Change.

    I like it!

  4. gawilli says:

    I like this idea too. I will have to work on it a little though…maybe I will tinker with the idea of finding time. Thanks!

  5. mrs darling says:

    Creating is a good thing. I love to create!

  6. Shaun says:

    What a great theme, Susie!

    For Susan’s jealous readers who don’t happen to live with her (neener, neener!), I would like to report that Susan dared to create the perfect pot of split pea soup tonight. Well, at least it looked and smelled perfect, but I didn’t eat any yet 🙂

  7. Freakazojd says:

    What a great twist – I love the “theme” idea! I have no idea what mine would be, though. I’ll think on it. And I’m laughing at Shaun’s comment…nice! 🙂

  8. Becca says:

    You had me at split pea soup. Yuuuuuummmmmmmm

  9. oddmix says:

    Happy New Year! I am back from vacation and working my way around saying, “Hi!”

  10. Kell says:

    I’m in! That’s a great idea and a great theme. I like it much better than the resolution thing.

  11. Susan says:

    So…how’s everyone doing on their themes so far?

    (Ashley, I don’t think Jeeps come in hybrid….)

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