A is for…

Say it Rah-shay By Apr 05, 2011 No Comments


I’ve gone ahead and joined another blogging challenge. This one, the A-Z challenge, played on my love of Alphabet books, sounded like fun, seemed like something that I would totally and whole hog get and keep into.

But to get back to my word for the day (month)…actuate!


–verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.

1. to incite or move to action; impel; motivate: actuated by selfish motives.

2. to put into action; start a process; turn on: to actuate a machine.

With some changes that have been happening in my life (both positive and not so positive!) I thought I would change my self speak and just do it. For so long I have been thinking about doing something, talking about it, worrying about it. My normal thoughts process goes:

  1. Get an idea
  2. Get EXCITED about the idea
  3. Worry about the idea
  4. Discuss it with a few trusted friends (or anyone that will listen) and get excited again
  5. Do nothing
  6. Berate myself for inactivity
  7. Cycle begins again

At times my ambitions are bigger than what I think my abilities are and it causes me to just not do a dang thing. Last night I had a fantastic event for work and I am buoyed by its success. I feel like I can do ‘it’ and that I will be a success. No conceit, no arrogance just the confidence that I can follow through and get ‘er done.

Nothing major and unrealistic that will be a recipe for frustration and failure but more on the level of getting an idea and acting on it.

Next up…B is for Blog


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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