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One of many: End of The year Thoughts

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Living Fun Loving Life dot com – The Lyon Speaks

The end of year – thoughts. Here we are at the conclusion of another remarkable year. How did you do? I for one have not accomplished all that I set out to accomplish in 2013. Perhaps one or two of you can relate. I thought my business’s were going to be a lot further along than they are; I assumed that we would have put aside a bit more in the way of savings than we actually did; I’d hoped to travel a bit more than simply a trip to the market every now and again.

As I reflect on the days gone by I think about the time I spent being active yet not productive . . . yes there is a difference. I attended an incredible goals setting event recently. The information garnered at this workshop was priceless. I was forced to come to grips with the fact that a lot more goes into accomplishing things in the course of the year than simply “dreaming” about what may happen . . . someday. Has that ever happened to you . . . you talk to yourself about, ‘someday’? Someday I’ll go on that all expense paid vacation; someday I’ll eat like a king/queen; someday I’ll have that big fancy home; someday I’ll drive that Audi A8, Benz S Class or Lamborgini Aventador or in my case that Bugatti Veyron – Supersport or The Vitesse or even The Grandsport. Bugatti_Veyron_16.4_–_Frontansicht_(2),_5._April_2012,_Düsseldorf Bugatti_veyron_in_Tokyo bugatti-veyron-16.4-wallpapers_23290_1024x768 bugatti-veyron-33_1035

Well, here’s what I have come to understand, some people’s somedays, are other people’s EVERYDAYS. Think about that.

So, how is this possible? How can I graduate to the point where I can go to the restaurant and simply order food based on my appetite, and not my budget? How can I be excited, always, about paying the bills on time and not worry about having too much month left at the end of the money? Is there really a shortage, or have I just lulled myself into a sense of “they have and I have not”?

Here’s what keeps me going:

My belief is there is never a shortage of money, it just keeps changing hands. It keeps circulating, flowing, that’s why it is called currency. The quest then becomes finding creative, ethical, helpful and successful ways of attracting the right amount into my hands; and at the right time. Hmmmn, how to do this? More on this and goal setting in future posts.

For now lets just chew on these ideas, and start working on an actual plan for achieving that which we say we want to manifest in our lives. Remember when setting our goals they must be SMART: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely. We all have dreams, we all have ideas, we all have thoughts; lets consider bringing them into reality by turning them into actual goals and developing an action plan for their accomplishment. I for one am going to treat this next year as a gift, an opportunity to correct the mistakes of the past and to never look back. I’ve been given another opportunity to “get it right”; another year to be effective at planning and achieving something special in my life. There are those who were not given this chance – I will not squander, I will not delay, I know that my success is to be used as an example for others to follow so they too can MAKE things happen for themselves and their families. I EXPECT great things to happen this year. Maybe you feel the same way too.

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The Mouse Here

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Hi! I have so much to share. Please bear with me as I find my niche. Should I only blog about my journey as an artist? Shall my entries be an art journal? Shall they be random thoughts and realizations about life and the journey that Mark wrote about in the earlier post? livingfunlovinglife our way of sharing our journey with the world. We have met many people who appear to be going through life robotic-ally and without passion. We aim to inspire and motivate others to not only pursue the passion that they already have, but to also spark something that has seemingly been lying dormant for others. Now Mark, …ehem.. I mean Lyon, believes that we as a couple are entertaining and that we will soon have a following of folks who tune in to our escapades just for the purpose of living vicariously through us or perhaps more likely, to have a good laugh. Oh the pressure of it all! That makes me self-conscious. Am I being funny yet?  Ahhh!  I have to set my mind straight. I have to just be and begin. So I will start with an art journal of sorts. Currently I am working with polymer clay and paper clay. These are both relatively new materials for me. Also, I am working on very small projects which is also a new scale to me. So, I feel as though I am born again as an artist. Just learning to sit up and crawl. I feel great about it though! What an exciting place to be! I know that my past experiences and muscle memory will enable me to eclipse the learning curve rapidly and that within a few months MouseSculpts  ( the name of my studio ) will have a portfolio that showcases my great talent and style! ( That’s my affirmation 😀 ) When that happens I will  dedicate a page on this site for my creations and studio. I will also have an Etsy shop, and will upload images of my work on http://mousesculpts.deviantart.com/  among other places. So be on the lookout! In the meantime you can follow our blog and see the many journal entries I make about my process and other hoo-ha!