I love a good project. In fact, I think I may be a project hoarder.  At any given time I could list off a dozen (or more) projects I have in some stage of progress between conception and completion.

The other night I was spending some time reflecting on where I am right now and it became clear I needed to do something.

Something big.

Something different.

Something life-changing.

And a new project was born!

This idea that popped into my head just a few nights ago, while I lounged in my comfy PJs only halfway watching one of those Alaska reality shows, this idea really spoke to my heart immediately – I have never felt so drawn to take action and run with it – which must mean I am on the right track. (For the record I am pretty sure there were no bear attacks and the cattle drive was a success) Before that silly voice in my head had a chance to make some excuses about having too much laundry to do, or needing to work on my marketing plan, or remind me that I still haven’t made a decision about how to input my expenses for our new budget…I made my mind up and announced it to the world.


I am giving myself 30 days for this project. It’s pretty personal and introspective.  I am going to dig deep and focus on myself, which means overcoming all those thoughts about being selfish or self-indulgent (working on it as we speak).   I am going to peer into the nooks and crannies of my mind, body, and soul, wipe away the cobwebs, and make room for greatness to take up residence.  And I am going to decorate it with painted furniture, chicken knick-knacks, and Katie Daisy posters because that’s how I roll.

I’m calling my project Conditions for Greatness.

What if I was at my best?

What would that look like?

What could I accomplish?

How would I feel?

How would my loved ones feel?

What is holding me back?

These are all questions I plan to explore. Maybe these are questions which could take a lifetime to truly answer, however 30 days seems like a mighty fine place to start. What I can say with certainty: at this moment, right here, right now, I am not at my best.


So my adventure begins.  I believe the journey is just as important as the destination and will be documenting my journey well.  I am prepared with a blank composition book and a fresh mini album to collect my thoughts the best way I know how – with beautiful paper, scissors with pink handles, string and bits of ribbon, my favorite stamps, messy paint, rainbow color, white space, and prettiness. Art therapy is a real thing, right?


Now I have to ask you something. Will you be part of my project?  Will you read the words that pour from my heart?  Will you consider my discoveries?  Will you offer me support?  I am going to be sharing my progress these 30 days with lists and revelations, my goals and whether I showered (I promise it’s an important part of this), a weekly update on what is working and what is not, plus my favorite quotes for inspiration and how that little album of mine is filling up.

Please take a moment and leave a comment below to let me know you are with me.

Leave a word of advice, or just a virtual hug as I take my first step on this journey.