Long a lover of the simple, hidden, miniature and minute, I've been creating vignettes or pieces of a story from the beginning of making a decision to live a successful creative life. It's sometimes so easy to be sucked into the belief in a sort of "Instant Karma" or microwave success. But maybe just maybe its about plugging away day to day in the small things in life, which can lead to a bigger purpose (picture). Sometimes I fantasize about overnight success with visions of camera bulbs and interns at my side, but lately (and maybe this is coming with age) I am happy with where I am now. In the process. Sure, maybe, I have made some mistakes along the way or maybe haven't been wise with my finances, but you better believe I learned from them and chose new paths because of them. So, it has been a "live and learn" process. For example, I began this blog in March 2008, which starts to feel like ions ago in this land of Google Chrome and Tweet Decks. I was pretty clueless and as I am slow learner (well all around slow person), I think I will let myself say "I have come a long way".
Maybe it was purchasing my very first iPhone this weekend and hearing myself tell the salesman that I need the 16GB for my "online business" ( ... it kinda took me by surprise because it felt so official) that led me to think about progress. Yeah, maybe I haven't been featured in a shelter magazine or had 100,000 site hits in a day, but looking back helps me look forward. Besides, it took Martha Stewart 7 years from the start of her catering business before she had a book deal!
"It's the little details that are vital.
Little things make big things happen." (John Wooden)
The festivities have settled and a new month has dawned.
How do you see yourself today after looking back at where you have come?
What is one little thing you can do today to work toward your larger pursuits?