January 1st, 2020

lj idol

Happy New Years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCWrUtQKZxo

I post this every year, and I mean it every year.

Back in December of 2010 I wanted to change my life. So I decided that on New Years Eve, I would start this new year right by playing the song "Positive Jam" as the first thing I heard of the New Year.

They were my favorite band at the time, and it was the first song off their first album. It's a declaration of what they are about - "We're gonna start it with a Positive Jam"... not a heady concept. But one that stuck with me.

2011 was when I met Cynthia.

Every year since then, I've started my year off with that song.

And yes, there has been some darkness in those years. But even with the people we've lost, and the hard times, the times of doubt... I've never felt that level of despair, that hopelessness.

It's just a song. Maybe it means nothing to you. You might not like it. If I know this crowd, there's going to be at least one person who is going to go out of their way to tell me that they don't like it. :)

It's not about the song itself though - it's about the intention behind it. Pick something positive - and put it out there in the universe. Say "this is how my year is going to start!" and focus on that.

Will it work? Maybe. But if it doesn't, at least you put something positive out there - and that's never a bad thing.

Happy 2020.
lj idol

Topic - Week 10

LJ Idol is back for the first topic of 2020.

It's a new year, and you have a lot of choices in front of you about what kind of year this is going to be for you.

Which is why those choices are going to start on Day 1.

Your topic this week is an

Open Topic

Which means the only restriction is your own imagination and what you feel like bringing to the table this week.

The deadline to link your entry back to this thread is Sunday, Jan 5th at 7pm EST

Have fun!
lj idol

Work Room - Week 10

It's time to get moving again. You caught a break with a non-elimination round, and then had a break from Christmas until New Year. Which means you need to get that creativity into shape after all those extra holiday goodies/too much champagne - or whatever it is that you people do with your time when you aren't working on entries! I assume it's just sitting around staring off into space.

The new topic is up: https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1095636.html

and it's an Open Topic.

You can write anything. But let's be honest, that's true every week. At least though, with the other weeks you have a bit of a mental guardrail to bump into for comfort.

With weeks like these, it's all on you. So make sure to bring your A-game!