I quit.

April 16, 2009 at 11:51 am | Posted in writing | 1 Comment
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Well, that’s that. I’ve been writing for an entrepreneurial website for over a year now. And it has been sucking my creative juices DRY. I haven’t worked on an art project in the last year because there was just nothing left in me to do it. Meanwhile, I sit in my art room at my laptop, surrounded my art supplies and a desire to have the time and creative energy to do it.

So I quit.

I quit my writing job. Frankly, writing doesn’t pay jack. I would discourage anyone pursuing a career in writing to have a plan B. It is creatively gratifying to have a body of work that you can look at and say, “Look! I did this!”. But your bank account will be sadly empty. Sooo…after weighing the pros and cons and really wrangling with myself, I finally called it quits on the writing job.

Now I feel like I have some non-guilt-laden time (because i feel like i should be doing something else) to actually do something that I love to do. Ironically I have a lot of guilt over not working on my art as well. Guilt really seems to be a reoccurring theme with me lately.

So onwards and upwards!

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Be more daring….

January 13, 2009 at 10:57 am | Posted in quotes | 1 Comment
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To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily.

Not to dare is to lose oneself.

— Soren Kierkegaard

Everytime I sit down to write an article or a blog post or to stare at a blank canvas, I am afraid. Afraid that the ideas may not come, afraid that I will be disappointed in the end result, afraid that I will waste the supplies and wish that I had them to use later….

And yet, if I do not dare….there are no blog posts, no articles written (no $$ !), and bare walls because there are no canvas pieces to fill them….and worse than that, no reflection of who I am inside….the side that no one else will ever see if I do not dare to create. That is truly losing oneself.

(here is a link to the site I write articles for:

http://www.businessideafactory.com/ )

Goodwill ROCKS

January 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I got to contribute a little something over at the Goodwill blog as a guest blogger. After reading it through, there are some glaring typographical errors and one or two sentences that sort of make no sense but hopefully no one will look to closely.

Anyhoo…if you want to check it out, it is about thrifting, my second favorite pasttime!

http://www.goodwillnne.org/blog/2008/01/a-lifetime-of-thrifting/

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