Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fight your way through...

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.

But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.

It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” 

{Ira Glass}

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dear Madey, you are awesome. End of story. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I call her "Trudy"

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Monday, September 19, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Life lessons from... Tangled.

There are so many things I love about this movie. So much truth. So much to learn from. But there is one conversation that meant something significant to me; I could relate to Rapunzel in most of the movie, but especially here. It's where she's sitting in a boat, waiting for the biggest moment of her life:

Flynn: "Hey... you okay?"
Rapunzel: "I'm terrified."
Flynn: "Why?"
Rapunzel:"I've been looking out a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what it would feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything I hoped for?"
Flynn: "It will be."
Rapunzel: "And what if it is?"
Flynn: "Well that's the good part I guess, you get to find a new dream."

I dont know about you, but this is me all the way to my core. I have the capability of dreaming big, huge even. I can be (or at least pretend to be) confident in my dreams, and in the pursuit of them, all the way up until they're right there in front of me. Just one more step. Turning one more page. Opening that last door.

And that's when I get stark staring terrified.

Terrified that I'll fail. Terrified it wont work. Terrified that I'm not good enough to live this dream. Terrified that it wont be all that I've dreamt it could be.

And then terrified that it will be... because where could I go then? What's next? Terrified that these are the odds that I'm contending against... Terrified that I'm going to be right, and the odds will win.

Well baby, I think now's the time to defy some odds. It's time to take that last step, to turn one more page, to open that door.

Because when it comes right down to it, that's life really, just a decision to keep going. In spite of fear. Defying the odds. Moving your feet forward when your head is screaming retreat. Having the courage to pursue one dream, and then to find a new one.

Never be afraid to dream a little bigger, friend. Never be afraid to run after your dream till your heart pounds. Dont be afraid to seize the day. And dont be afraid to turn that last page, and write a new chapter. Remember that every ending is only a new beginning.

Cheering for you!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


“You hold no more value because you are running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Your days are numbered, fill them with eternal things rather than a chasing of the wind. Everyone is tired…get off Twitter and GO TO BED. Being a “perfectionist” makes you flawed, not perfect. Being overly busy can deter people from investing in you, and will most certainly lessen your ability to invest in others. You feel more important when you are busy, when you are harried and undone, when you are exhausted at day’s end. Unplug. Put the phone on “silent”. Live life slowly. Sleep in. See if the world keeps spinning. It will. Without your help. Without your accomplishment. Without your control. Without your to-do list. Without your bossy-pants self. Without your hurry. Oh…and lay off the caffeine.”

Taken from: http://deeperstory.com/im-exhausted-are-you-great/