Week 35 // moving through overwhelm {without being on the 10 o’clock news}

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Greetings from the Lands of Piles and Too-Many-Tabs! Last week was a doosy of a l-o-n-g week of deadlines and details, depression, doubt and doing less {out of necessity}.

I had plans and I had schedules … but well that is not how it all worked out. Real life happened and it got a little too real. :shock: Continue reading

live everything // moonbeams and start lines

071214 morning moonYour present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. -Nido Qubein

Morning of Day 6 of seven days of observations {maybe longer} … during which I have been:

  • read serendipitous passages from the various books I have piled hither and yon
  • art journal my discoveries and random thoughts
  • capture some variance of a selfie

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Week #19 // when everything comes together & then falls apart

Week 19 week at a glanceForgotten dreams are merely dormant, like hardy, flowering perennials in need of spring days. ~me, blog post circa 2005

This past week was like a vista, with a panoramic view of when I have been and where I see my Next. I revisited my first blogs, flipped through business journals, and read pages from my personal journals … Continue reading

watch your heart start beating

do it today

Habituate yourself, to make yourself ready to dream just as you make yourself ready to sleep by going to bed at roughly the same time each night and following the same ritual as you go. In both writing and sleeping, we learn to be physically still at the same time we are encouraging our minds to unlock from the humdrum rational thinking of our daytime lives. ~Stephen King

Doing {it} today. Decisions. Notations regarding dates, appointments and deadlines.

Not the feel-good of {living} — unless … you practice being comfortable with the uncomfortable, abiding with the unanswered — unless, you will simply begin.

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My Week #3 // decide instead of discuss + bigger-yeses

Week 03… I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space, and I see no point in exploring areas that have already been thoroughly surveyed. ~William S. Burroughs

Sometimes we unintentionally write and send our-self secret messages, “delivered” at the moment we need to remember what we know. Because we live in rhythms — not by the numbers of a calendar or our own {unrealistic} deadlines. Continue reading

My Week #2 // enough

week at a glance 02Whatever the tasks, do them slowly with ease, in mindfulness, so not do any tasks with the goal of getting them over with. Resolve to each job in a relaxed way, with all your attention. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

I am struggling with {enough} — being enough, doing enough, fast enough. Even as I have two pages of evidence from last week documenting my personal and professional creative thoughts + “ta-da-to-done’s” … As if the complicated idea of {enough} could be defined on pages. Continue reading

What needs to change?

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Be that friend … to yourself, Braveheart. Because you deserve a good friend … To listen, to give and to receive love and acceptance.

This morning I unsubbed, deleted and wrote messages of gratitude and resignation. I am done believing “I will get to that” or “I need to know about this” are reasons enough for me to remain in a space.  I did this for myself, as a point of acceptance for myself — of myself and my energy + my current focus. Continue reading