A Doodle A Day #6

“Keep on Moving, Don't Stop”

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

Thank you, Confucius.

I admit I woke up again with a lack of enthusiasm for this project. (Will this change? Stay tuned to find out). In a fit of procrastination, I turned to my emails….where I happened upon Confucius.

There’s no rule that I get this blog done first thing in the morning. There’s no rule that the doodle or the blog get done at all. Nothing’s going to happen if it doesn’t. The doodle/blog police aren’t going to show up at my door demanding I get it done. Nope. The only person making demands about what’s “supposed” to happen is me.

Hmmmm.

Perhaps I’m starting to feel the vibe of this project. Commitment. Follow through. Taking action. Walking your talk. Talk is cheap. Action is where it’s at. Or as Henry Ford put it:

“You can’t build a reputation on what you were going to do.”

My life has been in flux for roughly the last five years. I’ve bounced around the country from coast to coast with a stop here and there in the middle to see and stay with family. It’s been an amazing adventure in many ways and also like being caught in a wave which occasionally makes it to shore only to be pulled back out again.

Maybe what I’m learning here, or setting as a precedence, is that it’s time to stop the tumble and make damn sure I stay on shore. This challenge is about that. It’s about a personal commitment to myself to find and keep my feet on firm ground. Maybe this doodle and blog are my firm ground. I can honestly say that if I finish this (and that is my commitment), it will be the first time in a long time that I’ve enjoyed a consistent, supportive routine for at least 30 days in a row. Wow. The realization feels quite powerful.

Today’s doodle has a solidity about it that declares it means business. I notice that the doodles each day are evolving…with more precision, detail and boldness. It’s surprising and exhilarating to see. Something IS happening.

I see that if these doodles have shown me anything at all, it’s how disparate patterns and pieces can combine to create something lasting, fun, interesting and attractive…which is the same opportunity I find I now have in my life. Good to know.

I vow to doodle on.

See more doodles here: http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/keleki/all

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