He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how… or… My word for 2013

There is a lot to think and say about Nietzsche…not here though- LOL- but this quote above by him…is a smart one! So…let’s get a bit philosophical…sigh ;)

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I have thought long about my word for 2013. Last year it was “transform”. I transformed in different ways, than I anticipated. But still I guess I transformed…2012 was a hard year for me…in many ways. A lot of questioning in different directions…and over the question how to do certain things, I lost my reasons why I was doing them.

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Why did I quit my job, why did I become a mixed media artist, why do I blog, why do I do Creative JumpStart, why do I take care of my great-aunt, why am I on the house condo committee, why ….?

Everything last year was just about : How? How to manage financially, how to get further with my art, how to keep up with blogging, how to organize Creative JumpStart and how to take care of all things related to taking care of an elderly person, how to …HOW..?

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I lost myself in the how… and that although I do so perfectly know WHY! I do know all the why’s to those things. I do ! I just need to keep my focus on that instead of how…the rest will just come …hopefully LOL. Just today I had to remind myself  again on the why I do something…

 

that’s WHY! ;)

Ah- and the canvas…well it is the old one from last year – “transform”- was transformed- so there ;)

Have a gorgeous day!

Huge Hugs

nat

Comments (26)

  • Kelly Belton

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    i love that you quoted Nietzsche – I have a degree in philosophy and it was this quote that pulled me into studying it!

    Love the colours in the canvas too – in addition to it using my favorite word!

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    • Kelly Belton

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      Well – it was the discussion of the thoughts expressed in the quote actually, to be truly philosophical about it!

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  • ladynorth

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    Dear Nat..to which I would add another word (who says you have to stick with one? lol)
    NOT! as WHY NOT! changes the whole thing doesn’t it?

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  • Martha Richardson

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    GREAT post…GREAT quote…GREAT canvas all from a GREAT artist!

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  • Maxine B

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    Somewhere along the “messages” I missed the first password, of two, needed to view the videos. Looks really interesting, guess being is 70, just “two” old,

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  • Pearl Maple

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    fabulous colourful canvas to celebrate your word and great theme of transforming from how to why, there is much to celebrate in why

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  • Kathy

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    Cool canvas, Nat. And good word…just don’t let it get you down, worrying WHY you do something……think more about the good things it brings you!

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  • Nadège

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    This is stunning! I loooove it!

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  • Mariette de Ruiter

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    Heb jiji deze ook gehad

    Groetjes Mariette

    Op 2 jan. 2013 om 22:03 heeft Nathalie’s Studio het volgende geschreven:

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    It was a rubbish year for me, so let us ‘Hope’ as well for this year. Hope that this year will be a special year for us both, full of joy, energy and good health. A beautiful canvas too!
    I for one am jolly pleased you do blog, you give me inspiration and happiness looking at your art work!

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  • Katja

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    You have made a very good point there. Like it!

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