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September 23, 2010

Just Do It...


"A little less conversation, a little more action," is how the old Elvis lyric goes and it couldn't better describe my current state of mind.  I like to talk - a lot. Unfortunately many of the topics I talk about (I want to learn French, I want to go to yoga, I'd like to enroll in graduate school, I'd like to spend less time on the couch, etc) are just that - talk.  It's the execution part I seem to have trouble with. So when I saw that the International School of Colour & Design (ISCD) was hosting a design seminar and that Shannon Fricke was one of the speakers, I finally kicked into action and signed up. Last year I had the pleasure of coordinating a story with Shannon and although we never got to meet face to face she was one of the most professional and considerate people I've ever worked with.  So last night I met up with my lovely friend Jace and we had a night filled with design inspiration from a variety of interesting speakers.  It was just what I needed to stop talking about doing things and follow the old Nike saying of "just do it..."

11 comments:

Miss E said...

I hear you, I'm a big talker too. I'm constantly saying I'm going to do things and somehow I never get around to it... Tomorrow I'm finally going to list some things on ebay that I've been meaning to do for about a month. I will do it tomorrow! I will!

Catherine said...

oh that sounds like such a great seminar to go to! I agree it's so easy to think of lots of wonderful things to do but the actual doing can be hard!

Nell said...

Man, it's like we're one mind! I was just putting some sentences together for tomorrow's post on my blog and it's along the exact same lines. Seriosuly. One mind.
The seminar sounds really cool. Good on ya for standing up and doing something you want to! xx

Pinecone Camp said...

Oh honey, you and I are very similar beings it seems. ;)
Thanks for the inspiration today....I will finish a couple of nagging projects today now!
janis

Marie said...

"What do successful people know ? They don't just talk, they walk" - Holly B.
:)

have a lovely day xx
m

Chloé said...

I am such a talker too! Thanks for the reminder to DO the things I want to.

Caroline said...

I agree so much with this post and I am the same way. In July I did my first marathon and made it my goal .. since then I have found other things I want to do and just go for it. For example ... yoga I am in love with it but was so timid to try it ... but just did it!! Go for it lady!! You will never regret it! XO

Maria said...

That would have been brilliant to go to, am very envious! And I can relate, as it seems most of the others can to..I am such a procrastinator...always dreaming, never do'ing!

Belinda said...

I am no longer a talker and just go for it!

It took me ages and no I feel so free and that I can accomplish anything X

julie said...

Isn't Shannon fantastic, did you get to meet her? I attended one of her workshops earlier this year and I just loved her. So down to earth.

Nicole said...

Love that Elvis song, but mainly your post totally hit home with me... I've got big dreams, but need to start working to make them a realtity! So much scarier, but what needs to happen - good for you for taking a step in the direction of your goals!

Found you via BYW... love the beautiful photos to go along with your thoughts.

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