Whether we live perceived extraordinary lives globetrotting the world and writing little imperfect posts to faceless readers on the internet, or we are simple people leading simple lives that blockbusters and best-sellers and blogs would have us believe are ordinary and mundane — we mustn’t lose our sparks.
Which is great because there is a super important business thing that has to be completed in the next thirty minutes or it will self-destruct and no one else on the entire planet but you can do it.
That is why Gumption resonated with me. Something about gumption spoke to me and spoke to the way I want my 2014 to look. Shrewd and spirited with resourceful initiative, while maintaining some bits of the reserved classic. Driven while still being a bit softer and slower, like the women of the bygone era.
I needed to bring a calm awareness to my life in 2013. I spent the year focused on the word Surrender. The idea of doing this in and of itself proved to be one of my greatest challenges.