Maybe it's the internet outages I've had the past week, or the odd schedule I've been trying to contend with. Maybe it's looking at things in my old notebooks that just don't gel anymore and I want to make them right. Maybe it's that I just haven't wanted to do housecleaning because I don't have … Continue reading When “busy work” is just that, & you finally acknowledge it…
I've lost count how many times I've started this 12 week program, only to stop around week 4 or 5 (I made it to week 8 at one point. It's not like it's a crazy boot camp or anything like that. Rather, it's that even though I wanted my creativity to flourish and take over, … Continue reading Beginning “The Artist’s Way” morning pages… again.
This feels like a dumb question to me, but it's one that's been on my mind for some time. I had dreams about how I wanted my life to turn out: a good teaching job, hubby and kids, not filthy rich but comfortable enough and not one paycheck away from losing everything or being unable … Continue reading Q #117: How do you find your dreams again, or make new ones?
Naturally, health is going to be on the list. The difficulty is this week especially, I have to focus on finances and getting things corrected before all the tax season stuff gets really going. That's what I hate the most, but today and tomorrow I'm dedicating myself to getting it all cleared up as best … Continue reading Playing with New Years Resolutions. Learning how to prioritize me.
I call myself a "recovering recluse" for a reason...I'm a work in progress on the social front. A VERY slow work in progress. Like pouring a bad concrete mix. Oh well. I suppose I'm wondering how to find inspiration beyond parks, pretty sunsets and cute puppies (or kitties, or sloths, or whatever else). I'm hoping … Continue reading Looking for Inspiration in an Insular World
Let's say my To-Do list for this week has totally gone by the wayside. I should be working on a bunch of stuff and getting my instruments in tune to play. Part of me blames a day-long headache for what's happened, and a lousy nap that barely took the edge off. Maybe it shouldn't be … Continue reading Waste of a Hot Sunday… a little of this and a lot of nothing.
This is the one play I'd say you should read as a dare...at least, the version I have. Which may well be the version everybody has other than the original copies in the great British libraries behind vaults or something. And it's not entirely by Shakespeare, either. Heavily edited and worked on by several people, … Continue reading “Sir Thomas More,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, (partially) by William Shakespeare
I've been trying to write for three days now, and this is one thing that's come into and out of my mind the past week. Namely, how to achieve such an interesting idea, when you have a mind like mine. I've talked about my job and related issues several times over the past month, but … Continue reading Work-Life Balance for Dummies When You Have No Life (and I’m the dummy in this one…)
Yeah, I bastardized a Tom Petty song, but it's become a part of my personal soundtrack and wouldn't leave me alone, like it was telling me I needed to listen and keep it in mind. I let this world get to me. A year and a half ago, I wrote about why I was a … Continue reading I’ve been letting this world keep pushing me around…
My Copy: 057117891X (image from austinchronicle.com, differs from mine because I got a British copy) I have to thank Werner Herzog for pointing this book in my direction, and it's so worth it. You could apply the labels of autobiography, shooting diary, and how-to to this book and it'd all be accurate. Rebel Without A … Continue reading Rebel Without a Crew, or, How a 23-Year-Old Film-maker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player, by Robert Rodriguez