who you were before the world told you who you should be

Who you should be

Who were you? Sometimes we forget. Do you remember when you used to daydream about the person you would someday become? Do you still recognize that person inside of you, or has it become buried like so many of us beneath the expectations of your friends, family, and society? When50

telling people how to be creative is easy it is only being it that is difficult john cleese

Far easier said than done…

It’s easy to talk about it Sometimes we talk about creativity (myself included) as if we have it all figured out. But creativity constantly changes. It’s like a mirage that as soon as you think you are getting close, it retreats further into the distance. Talking about wanting to be a writer,50

If you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down

If you want to fly…

Sometimes we forget. Sometimes we are working so hard to get what we think we want, that we lose sight of why we wanted it in the first place. We’ve been told that giving up is failure. We’ve been taught to hold on tightly to everything that we have while50

ordinary people extraordinary destiny

It’s not about today…

We think we know We can’t often see what lies ahead of us. We may think we know, but in reality we’re just guessing. We want to feel like we are in control, that we’re the ones steering the ship. If we do this, we’ll get that. If we go50

Let go or be dragged

Let Go or Be Dragged

Hold on! How many times have you been told to “hang in there” until things get better? It seems we are constantly being told that quitting or giving up is only for losers and if we can just hold on a little bit longer, we will achieve all of our50

Here is the good here is the bad

This is Life

Maybe or maybe not Once there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. When they heard the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” replied the farmer. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with50

Try and Fail

Fail. Learn. Repeat.

Nobody likes to screw up. None of us wakes up in the morning and say to ourselves. ‘I really hope today’s the day that I totally ruin this painting or write another blog post that completely sucks!’ We don’t plan to fail, but sometimes it happens and that’s okay. We make mistakes,50

You are not a drop in the ocean

You are larger than life

Sometimes we get fooled into believing that what we create doesn’t matter. We forget that we are a part of something much larger than ourselves. Although we have been forged by our culture, our family, and our past experiences — our voice is still ours alone. We must learn how50

to begin begin wordsworth quote

To begin, you just have to begin

  Let’s face it, it’s never a good time to get started. No matter where we are in our life, there will always be a reason to wait.  We need more time, more money, more education, more experience. We tell ourselves that when things slow down, we’ll get started. These50

Stop Trying to be Happy

Stop Trying to be Happy

  Sometimes we just try too hard… We try to be perfect. Sometimes we are so busy attempting to get everything done on our to-do list, that we forget why we are doing any of this in the first place. We forget that it’s not always about selling our next50

ee cummings quote be yourself

Never Stop Fighting

Most of us learn on our first day of school that it’s not always good to stand out — to be seen as different. We quickly learn that the oddballs are shunned and the rule breakers often get punished So do everything we can to blend in, to keep ourselves from50

John Lennon Quotes I've always been a freak

I’ve Always Been a Freak (that’s okay)

It’s too easy these days to conform, to fall in line, and be the person they want us to be. These days with the internet and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, we are more connected than ever with mass marketed culture and expectations.  There is also another side50

Be Yourself Quote

Be Yourself

  Just be yourself … Sure it’s easy to say, but it’s not always so easy to do. Why is that?  I mean what is so hard about being the person you already are? Well honestly it wouldn’t be that difficult if everyone else wasn’t constantly butting into our lives50

You Are the Books You Read the Films you Watch

You are the books you read…

  They say that we become the average of the five people we hang around with the most.  And although it may be true that the people we hang out with have a profound impact on our lives, I also think that it goes much deeper than that. Everything we feed50

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Stop staring, start living!

Should you or shouldn’t you? How many times have you found yourself in a situation like this, staring at another new opportunity or direction in your life?  Now how many times in the past have you backed away from something like this because of the uncertainty it would bring?  Why50

More Important than Fear

More Important than Fear

It’s pretty easy to have courage when we’re not afraid, but that’s not really the point is it? Real courage is about doing something even if it scares the crap out of us. We do it not because we are brave, but because we’ve learned that there are things out50

Not being heard is no reason for silence

Use your Creative Voice…

You have to find a way to use your creative voice even if no one else seems to be listening.  Create because you want/need to create, not because you want to be heard.  Being heard is about fame and recognition for what you have done, but creation is about having50

Rosa Parks Quote

Never be afraid to do what’s right

Sooner or later there comes a time when you’ve had enough. Enough of their intimidation. Enough of their expectations. Enough of the status quo.  Enough of them trying to convince us that their way is always right and your way is wrong. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about50

Welcome New Year

Welcome the New Year

We once again welcome a new year that brings with it a message of hope.  A dawning of a brand new chapter in our lives that shows us that it’s okay to let go of the past and start again. It’s a reset button. It’s an opportunity to reinvent ourselves50