Sunday, August 22, 2010

#30DaysOfTruth Day 5 // Hopes & The Audacious Idea

#30DaysofTruth  The prompts live here. And the tweets live here.

Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.

I worked through The Artist's Way last year (or jeepers1, the year before?) with an amazing group of creatives and we discussed our big, deep, scary goal. The facilitator had adopted a phrase from her mentor: Big Hairy Audacious Idea. The BHAG. Or in my mythological goddess-steeped brain,

the bee hag.

I've shared my journey toward readying myself to create my book, but I've had to reach some conclusions since then. Shortly after the BHAG discussion I shared the idea of The Fuck It list2 after finding it on a blog (link attempted but I can't find who coined the term....) and being delighted and inspired— Like Elizabeth Gilbert TED talk inspired. So the trick to getting to that big one goal to rule them all and in the darkness bind them is to pursue it with Gollem-like passion and never eat, sleep, or breathe anything else. Oh, no wait. That's old tortured artist Heidi. New Mama Mojo Heidi sayeth: eliminate & edit the rest, clear and focus, and See the Bee Hag. Be the BEE HAG! I'm a Honey-makin' book authorin' roarin' womyn DON'TTRYANDSTOPME.

What's your big goal? Do you think the new antidepressants MIGHT be working?! Do you need an emoticon to help you decide?

XD (It's my favorite. I look like that when I smile. F'reals:

1I'm really embarrassed that many of my cherished effbombs have been sanitized by Scooby-Doo marathons.

2But not all of them:)

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