Jolie Guillebeau

995: Stage

December 31st, 2013


Five paintings left! Thanks for being here with me for this.


Before I get out the index cards, I spend a few days journaling and sketching about my hopes for the year. I think through what I already have planned for the year and what I want to do.I always choose a word as my guiding point for the year. This year, I’ve chosen the word Stage.

I’ll be on stage a few times this year. And my TEDx project will of course be a stage installation, but my theme of the year is about something more.


a point, period, or step in a process or development.
a section of a journey or race.
a raised floor or platform, typically in a theater, on which actors, entertainers, or speakers perform.
in geology, a range of strata corresponding to an age in time or a a period of time marked by a characteristic climate.
present a performance of (a play or other show).
organize and participate in (a public event).
cause (something dramatic or unexpected) to happen.
from the Old French “estage” meaning dwelling or home.One key point: Stages require Actors, and in 2014, I plan to ACT.

For me 2014 is the year of the Stage– and the curtain opens tonight.

Are you ready?
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