Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Carpe whatever today, folks. And if people want to criticize, just remember this:
"...has he the possibilities of growth that would make a lifetime with him seem attractive? These things don’t appear later—they are either there latently or they will never be there at all." -F. Scott Fitzgerald When was the last time you sat down and enjoyed a book about a protagonist who is set in their … Continue reading Attractive Lifetimes.
"For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice." -- T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding" Nice thought, isn't it, that we can enter a new year with a fresh voice, leaving behind us all the mustiness of the things we did last year? Of course, my practical brain is … Continue reading Last Year’s Words.
Saturday, June 11, marked my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of blogging. When I posted my first little "Hello," I didn't really have any clue what would happen next. I thought, "Well, who knows? I'll probably give up after a month or two, but I might as well give it a go..." And now look at this. … Continue reading I’ve Been Here for a YEAR!!!
"And now let us welcome the New Year full of things that have never been." -Rainer Maria Rilke I realize all of the New Year's festivities are long over, but as this is my first inspirational post of 2016, I may as well drag it out a little. Usually, the idea of things that have … Continue reading Things that have Never Been.
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. -Kurt Vonnegut As a growing writer, a halfway decent... um... draw-er? and a passable dancer, I can vouch for the truth of this statement. Also, may I recommend some artistic cross-training? If you're a … Continue reading Practice Art.
Oh hey guys, Thanksgiving is actually on one of my blog days, isn't it? I was a little distracted, because guess what? Oh, yeah. This happened. For the second year in a row, I finished my NaNovel on Thanksgiving. I am feeling very, very thankful. (I was planning on writing you all a nice, … Continue reading Thankful.
Hey everybody! So, to get the first bit of business out of the way, as well as to explain the title, I'm going to let you know that for the month of November, I'm going to suspend the usual schedule of "Learning From" posts. But don't worry, I'll be picking it back up, and we'll … Continue reading November Change-Up.
Buckle up, I'm about to share a random anecdote about my personal life: So in about a month and a half, I will be doing this... Oh, yes. Plus, I have a VIP Pass, which means, among other things, that I will be meeting Adam Young. Mmhmm. Yes I will. And therefore, I'm highly motivated to … Continue reading A Plan.
No matter what your endeavor, this is true. It comes across most clearly in my own life when I think about my nearly thirteen years of training in classical ballet. Although I started to dance at an age when most dancers have been training for over half of their short lives, I stuck with it, … Continue reading Stick With It.