One of the many things I ask myself with this daily writing project is whether or not I have something to say. That’s a repeated adage in the art making world, I find: “Figure out what you have to say before you share your story.” Blah blah blah. I’m not about to spend hours staringContinue reading “Something to Say?”
We are surrounded by many tempting distractions. And I personally think it’s impossible to get rid of all of them. But we can choose wisely. Try not to apply more pressure to eliminate important methods of escape. We all need to disconnect from our work sometimes in order to experience the full breadth of life.Continue reading “Choosing Distractions Wisely”
Stick to your routine even (especially?) when it pisses people off. I’m drawn to what Glennon Doyle writes in Untamed: “Every time you’re given a choice between disappointing someone else and disappointing yourself, your duty is to disappoint that someone else. Your job, throughout your entire life, is to disappoint as many people as itContinue reading “Stubborn Routines”
How do you feel when you’re in a deep focus? What does that look like for you? I often catch people engrossed in their work and feel a ping of jealousy. It seems that others have a knack for concentration, whereas I am constantly shifting from one distraction to another. Focus and productivity look differentContinue reading “Form of Focus”
No matter what your opinion is on the subject there is some great theatre online. Google it. It’s impressive. But despite all the wonderful digital theatre I could be engaging with, I have absolutely no interest. This time is making me apathetic. I’m not inspired to engage with the art that’s informed most of myContinue reading “Losing Interest”
In clown training, a general rule of thumb is to “embrace the flop”, which in a nutshell means accept the inevitable failure. I’m reminding myself to his strategy lately, trying to let a certain darkness find its proper place. When your mind is consumed by a inescapable cloud of worry or sadness it can beContinue reading “Embrace the Flop”
A note to self: Some pretty wild things are happening out there right now. It’s OK to take your time and recuperate. Reflect on your necessary anger and channel it in a way that can serve. Creators are innovators, but we can’t innovate when we’re overwhelmed with unfocused energy. Breathe.
I want to share this great article from Medium, written by Thomas Oppong: “4 Things You Can Learn From People Who Succeed Later in Life”. Its title explains it pretty well, I’d say. It’s never too late to do the things you’ve always wanted to do, and pursue the life you’ve always longed for. I’mContinue reading “Never Too Late”