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That “Something”

I heard once somewhere that in order to find your passion as an adult, do something that your parents never let you do as a child.

Please note that I’m talking about safe and legal “somethings” here!

Obviously, awesome parents are supportive of their children and do their best to indulge their child as much as possible as they’re growing so the child is exposed to new activities and ideas. However, there were probably a few things that fell to the wayside as you were growing up.

Perhaps there was an elective class in high school on the art of desserts, but you didn’t take it in favor of continuing a foreign language class, since that would look better on college applications. As an adult, you have the ability to go and sign up for a baking class.

Your parents didn’t want you to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle outside of Halloween? Go find a martial arts program to join. Sure, you won’t have a cool shell as a built-in shield, but the “ninja” part of the title is better than nothing, right?

Do you remember having a little Polaroid camera, even a toy one, and how excited you were at showing off the pictures of your dog, your doll, your favorite tree in the backyard? Do you remember the last time you enjoyed the scenery enough to take a picture so you can show it to your friend later? What’s stopping you from getting a new camera, from making collages of your favorite shots, from finding that passionate feeling again?

Day jobs are important. Getting together with your family and friends is irreplaceable. But when was the last time you indulged your inner child, your past self, and were really excited about one of those “somethings?”

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Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Home

 

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Creative Urge

I’ve been sucking with my writing lately.

Generally, the only writing I’ve been doing is handwriting little one-shots in a notebook for a bit before going to bed. It’s a nice way to wind day after a day of staring at a computer monitor and numbers and math and taxes at work. Sometimes, though, I find myself staring at my phone — which I use to play some music for writing — while blank pages from the notebook stare back up at me.

I’ve been feeling a bit mentally drained lately, probably due to the changes at work. A coworker left to pursue another opportunity, and I was the closest one to his position. I got the promotion, which is great, but it obviously came with a bit more work, most of which is familiar. The extra work is no problem, especially since it tends to fill up my work day and keep me busy. When I get home, though, I tend to just veg.

I have the urge to create, though. This job does not fulfill that urge and I want to get back more into drawing along with writing. Losing myself in the art and stories of video games, to connect with others about those, is another passion of mine that I want to pursue.

It’s funny. Often enough, I hear coworkers speak about what they are doing after work, especially on our late day. Considering I like sleep, I tend to go home and get into pjs before going to bed at a reasonable hour. It’s a wonder if I stay in my work clothes for a while after getting home from the day job if I’ll keep that work mentality…

Then again, I tend to work while on my bed, so that may not work at all, haha!

Once I get more used to the workload of my position, I should be able to focus more on my creative pursuits. Anyone got any tips for doing that?

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2017 in Home

 

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Motivational Music

When I’m writing or working on other creative projects, I almost always have something playing in the background, be it music or YouTube videos or streams. Once in a while I get into a little funk because I’m not exactly where I would like to be in life with my more creative pursuits, and while I’m still working towards those goals, I decided to whip up a little playlist on Spotify full of music that I like to blast for some extra motivation.

(Of course Spotify didn’t have all the songs I would have liked to add to the playlist, but what are you going to do?)

Thought I’d share the playlist here in case anyone else would enjoy the music. There’s fifteen tracks, just a little under an hour’s worth of songs that range from softer songs to hard rock. All of them are lyrical — I’ll probably create a playlist full of instrumental music at a later time — and I’m sure I didn’t involve anything with explicit lyrics.

Share some of your favorite motivational music with me too!

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Home

 

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Multiple Projects

Rachel saw my post from yesterday and said (not unkindly), “Oh, it’s another picture!”

I’ve thought the same many times, especially during this month.

While I genuinely like the pictures of advice and quotes that I find, and I hope that any readers do as well, I have fallen a bit behind when it comes to actually having written posts. It tends to happen during NaNo months where I’m more focused on my word count than preparing blog posts in advance.

I tend to do that with many things — I’ll focus on one project and forget about the rest for a while. I could definitely be better organized, give myself a small schedules and time frames to work on certain projects, but then I feel as if that stifles said projects. I don’t want to spend only a half hour sketching out a drawing before having to switch my mind’s gears over to reading. Perhaps I would do better with designated days, or pledge myself to spend a certain amount of hours each week, with free hours, on projects.

I just need more deadlines looming over my head, I think.

How do you deal with multiple projects?

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2017 in Home

 

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Best Writing Advice

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Posted by on April 18, 2017 in Home

 

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Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Something that I was lucky enough to get in my Easter basket was the DVD of an old movie that I used to love catching on television when I was a kid: Cats Don’t Dance.

It’s this cute animated movie about a cat, and his other animal friends, who want to make it big in Hollywood. However, the people of Hollywood only give cats scripts with the line, “Meow,” on it. Therefore, the animals will just have to change the minds of the people of Hollywood and show them just how much talent and hard-work these animals really have. It’s all about following your dreams and never giving up. A bit cliche, yes, but sweet and totally relevant to anyone trying to make it big, especially in his or her creative pursuits.

Back as a kid, I never really understood the main meaning. I just thought it was a fun movie about singing and dancing animals. Now, though, it totally resonates with me. The last song, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us, was one of my favorite parts of the entire movie. While it’s not as big as I remember, it still invokes that sense of nostalgia and the meaning is right there.

Remember to always remain positive and to keep heading towards your goals, no matter what the naysayers say!

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Home

 

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Unstoppable Force

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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Home

 

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