my 2011 revo’lution reflection!

December 16, 2011

This week I have started to take an end of the year look at my 2011 revo’lution.  For the last few years I have been practicing a year end tradition of creating my “revo’lution”, a process where I identify intentions that I want to focus more on and strengthen throughout the upcoming year. I then create images in response to these concepts and make an annual revo’lution book as a visual reminder, as well as take a look back at the end of the year.

This year’s intentions were Truth, Choice, Nurture, Imagine, Inspire, Change, Freedom, and Passion:

My revo’lution intentions throughout 2011 invited lots of activity that I am excited to reflect on!  This year’s revo’lution helped me with discovering where to spend worthwhile energy, work on maintaining balance, and how to create meaningful use of my time.  Being mindful throughout this year to engage in activities that empowered me to spend thoughtful time and focus related to art-making, community organizing, strengthening my gratitude practice and embracing activities that nurtured my relationships, creativity and work thrive with good vibes were all very important.  This year’s revo’lution also helped me honor the parts of myself that enjoys having fun, independence, and remembering to value my individuality, ideas, and motivation without the need to seek permission.

I am grateful for inspiring friends, colleagues, kind creative souls, new inspirations, ideas, travels, unconditional support, and loads of positive energy that helped contribute to making this year’s revo’lution rewarding and fullfilling!  A slideshow of faces and places highlighting some of my 2011 revo’lution fun can be seen here.

In the works: Creating my 2012’s revolution book with the intentions Sincerity, Re-Connection, Authenticity, Creativity, Perspective, Kindness, Attention, and Joy.  Look for the reveal of this coming soon!

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4 Responses to “my 2011 revo’lution reflection!”

  1. Styln Says:

    Wonderful project, a transforming process! Great work!


  2. For me, Gretchen, you embody these intentions. Just sayin’!

  3. Styln Says:

    BTW: I’ve nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award,, check my blog for details. Peace and blessings, Styln;)


  4. Wow! Thanks so much Styln for the VBA nomination– I’m honored that you have included Creativity in Motion- woo hoo! Nice!

    Thanks Theresa for your very kind words- I appreciate it!

    Best wishes to you both— -gretchen


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