"I act and react, and suddenly I wonder “Where is the girl that I was last year?..Two years ago?..What would she think of me now?"
✔️ The real question is, “what are you willing to push through the dip for?” What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? -Seth Godin
// I will be unreasonable about pressing through “too much” because reasonable has never served me. I will nourish my senses: birdsongs and crow calls; hammering and construction; windless morning; mild temperatures — a rare blessing for an Oklahoma July day; visual beauty of pink blooms on my hardy crepe myrtles; breathing in this space of my star gardens and the spaciousness of a cloudy, watercolor sky.
We’ve got to learn to declare things done. Especially when they’re not. Not completed, that is, to the level of perfection or result that we initially visualized or committed to. —David Allen
THERE IS NO LONE CREATIVE GENIUS
With nearly all of the work I do, there’s someone behind the scenes inspiring me. Whether it’s a conversation I have with a friend or family member, or a piece of design work I see somewhere on the web. I am not doing this work on my own, it’s actually the result of hundreds of people throughout history each inspiring me in some way.
You, too, do not work alone. You may sit in a studio or room alone, you may solely be responsible for pushing the brush across the canvas or the keys on the keyboard, but it’s through your interactions with others that your ideas flow.
To truly be a creative genius, then, we must embrace working alongside others. Not all the time, but often. It’s through our interactions that our best ideas swell.
#sue monk kidd
#when the heart waits
… chorus of voices. Orphaned voices. They seemed to speak for all the unlived parts of me, and they came with a force and dazzle that I couldn’t contain. I know now that they were the clamor of a new self struggling to be born. —Sue Monk Kidd // I credit the generosity of a Braveheart as the motivation of this purchase from December — but just found again. Her gift of the book, Traveling With Pomegranates, introduced me to more than mere quotes by Ms. Kidd; her writing resonating deeply. Finding it again in the midst of sorting, allowed a dam to break … a needed release. Relief to have words once again for what I am feeling.