Last year by word was gentle. And it was most definitely a guiding force for me all year long, a place to come back to, an internal compass that reminded me to be gentle with myself, my family, and my business as we all made big leaps and transitions into new ways of living.Thank you,  gentle. You were a great word.

This year, I’m entering January energized + inspired. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ve been seriously inspired by the content of our upcoming e-course. The more Beth and I worked on the content these last few months, the more I began to think creatively, outside the box. Big ideas started coming through, some having to with creativity, with business, and others having to do with life. The ideas have been coming furiously, fully formed, and totally aligned with all that I’ve been working out when it comes to asking myself what’s next (in life and in creativity and biz).

word for the year
Got a wacom – can you tell? Changes everything!

All of this is to say that my word for 2012 is innovate – completely and fully inspired by all that I’ve learned and processed while putting together this ecourse with Beth – it’s inspired a totally new way of thinking for me, one that involves innovation at every turn. So yes, I want to innovate new ways of creating, of making art, of writing, of making money with my creative biz. I want to push up against my boundaries and invent new ways of doing things in my life, and in my work. I want to break rules, create new ones, and redefine what is possible for my life. I want to celebrate what is already there, but reinvent what I can, give it new life. I want to innovate in small ways and big ways. I want to learn new things and invent new ways of doing the old things.

To me, innovation means creative thinking, trying on new ways of considering everything and turning every thought upside down, sideways, and so on until an aha hits, until an idea emerges, until inspiration fosters movement. I am so excited.

Innovate, I have a feeling you are going to be good to me this year…lessons, mistakes and all!

For those of you who are interested in making innovation a big part of your 2012, come on over and join us for The Business Soul Sessions: Where Passion Meets Profit. There’s an entire session called create + innovate – one of my favorites from the e-course and the session that has inspired my word for 2012. E-course starts 1/16 (so soon!) and will be a game changer for you and your life.
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PPS: My friend Ali is the girl behind the one little word yearly inspiration. Please check out her class, One Little Word 2012 if you want to keep your word inspiration going. I took this class last year and LOVED it.

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.

Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.

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