*This is the second in a 3-part series on my defining “words” for 2012. Here’s the first one. I wrote this on New Year’s Eve at a spa resort in Arizona, surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountain scenery I’ve ever laid eyes on. Stay tuned for my last New Year’s word on Friday.
There’s no question that I have one of the most fun jobs on the planet. I get to throw beautiful parties for a living, after all, then share and talk about them with creative readers all over the world! The only thing is, I can be incredibly Type A, which has the sometimes-good, sometimes-bad effect of keeping me extremely focused on accomplishing the items on my always lengthy to-do list. I’ve discovered that my determination to get stuff done can be detrimental to savoring the sheer process of doing what I really love. So my second New Year’s word is fun, as in, I want to have more of it this year. How do I plan to accomplish this? I’ll start by forcing myself to slow down, and forget about what I need to do later so I can enjoy what I’m passionate about right now. Oh, and occasionally playing hooky for the afternoon to make margaritas and lay by the pool can’t hurt, either.
I’d love to know: how do all of you infuse fun into the every day?