I am still thinking about entering the HoF. I don't know, some days I am so discouraged about it. I have no actual hopes of winning or getting an honorable mention, but I know it's a good challenge for me. A way to stretch myself. Conform myself to some deadlines and assignments.It's just that I feel like I'm not disciplined enough. Not creative enough. Discipline:I've been reading a lot of stuff lately by people who have been pubbed, or are on design teams, and what has stuck out at me is how much these people create. I mean, sure, my brain is always bubbling over with ideas, but I rarely make the time to sit down and create.So I think, for 2006, (and I already know this is crazy and won't be accomplished, but heck, a girl's gotta try, right?) I am going to try to create for some amount of time. Every Day. The more practice, the more defined my style gets. Which is what I need.Creativity:I know that everyone is their own worst critic, and I have lovely people like my Grams who cheer me on, but I feel like my stuff isn't different or creative or whatever enough. Isn't great enough to really inspire others. But I also keep hearing: "they" are always looking for new faces, new takes on old ideas, etc. Maybe I'll be able to give them something a little different.I guess another thing is realizing my goals. I don't want to be the next Heidi Swapp or Elsie Flannigan (although, heck- if I could look like them, or have an eense of their creativity, I wouldn't mind it!) ; ) I don't want to be "famous" or have my name be the talk of the message boards. I think I just want my work recognized, in some small way... validating me. Yep. Isn't that kind of sad? I also want the free goodies that come with the deal. ;) Heh hehI think really, what I'd really like, is a gig with a small design team. Nothing prestigious, just something to support my habit. Well, that's all been in my mind lately... just needed to ramble for a while. Sorry for all the self-absorbedness (whoa is that even a word?)Speaking of words-check out dictionary.com and their "Word of the Day."It's pretty fun. I subscribed to their email service so I get a new word to add to my vocabulary each day. Shaun and I like to sneakily insert it into conversation with each other to see if the other one notices. Yep. We really are that nerdy.