Let us tenderly and kindly cherish therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.
–Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.
Detours, drama, and draining day jobs can put a serious damper on our creative output. It’s a recipe for a disastrous downward spiral, yet the cycle continues to run its damaging course.
Finding the time to make our artistic pursuits more daily requires a bit of grit, self-reflection, and thinking outside the pre-printed boxes in your personal planner. Here are some tips for finding a formula that feeds a little creativity into your schedule.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
- a strong beverage, such as coffee or tea
- a writing soundtrack
- a candle for ambiance
- total seclusion from the world
- that includes WiFi
Always move forward. Shelumiel liked to tell her that. He would look at her and say: “When you find yourself up against a strong force, always move forward. Never Stop. Something will have to give, and you know it won’t be you.”