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January 1, 2013

And just like that, it’s 2013.

My mind has been full of resolutions and projects. I thought about doing a daily photo project.

Or writing one letter a week.

Or taking a walk every day.

But instead, I think I’m just going to focus on DOING THINGS.

I want to stop talking about the things I want to do, and just do them.

If my shirt needs to be mended, I want to mend it.

If a wall is empty, I want to frame some of my photos and hang them.

If I am thinking of someone, I want to call or email or text or write.

I just want to DO.

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9 Discussion to this post
  1. Mallory says:

    “I want to stop talking about the things I want to do, and just do them.” YES!!! Me too! I get so obsessed with lists, get mad when I don’t fulfill every item, and end up thinking more about it than actually doing it. Thank you for this reminder – yes!

  2. Nicole says:

    Maybe you could make a “things I want to do in 2013” list? I think it provides a good balance the two extremes. Then you still get to make a list and plot out all your good intentions, and keeping it around helps you remain conscious of doing, but at your own pace.

    Also, is it sad that I think I can tell just from those pictures that you went to 24 Diner?

  3. Odelsa says:

    It always makes me happy to visit you here…I love your perspective. Whatever you decide “to do” in 2013 I hope you share it. I’m stealing your idea and running with it.

    I’m going “to do” as well. It seems like the best resolution.

    Thank you for this post and a happy new year to you and your loved ones!

  4. Alexis says:

    hi crystal – just stopping by to wish you a happy new year, may it be filled with blessings and health for you, Justin and your family:) I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment to just do things, instead of write or talk about them. i went with a theme/intention for my year – my word is Soul. i hope to feed my soul in all sorts of ways. last year was emotionally rough, but i came out on the other side and feel so grateful!

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