Focus areas on a day where I mostly take care of Jay and the house …
Who do I really feel I am or should be?
How do I connect with more like-minded friends? Who are they? Where are they?
Fear does not create what I want.
Regret does not create what I want.
Backtalk does not create what I want.
Endless self-analysis does not create what I want.
Anger does not create what I want.
Shame does not create what I want.
Only creating what I want creates what I want.… Read more
Days are difficult, all centered on trying to earn money and not earning. Then taking care of Jay.
Not much time for anything else, like art or myself or us.
Or friends. Or just … being.
Except when I will it.… Read more
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[B]ut it is only what happens, when they die, to all mortals.
The sinews no longer hold the flesh and the bones together,
and once the spirit has let the white bones, all the rest
of the body is made subject to the fire’s strong fury,
but the soul flitters out like a dream and flies away.
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These nights are endless, and a man can sleep through them,
or he can enjoy listening to stories, and you have no need
to go to bed before it is time. Too much sleep is only
a bore. And of the others, any one whose heart and spirit
urge him can go outside and sleep, and then, when the dawn shows,
breakfast first, then go out to tend the swine of our master.
Yea, and if some god shall wreck me in the wine-dark deep,
even so I will endure…
For already have I suffered full much,
and much have I toiled in perils of waves and war.
Let this be added to the tale of those.
― Homer, Read more…
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Perhaps your hunger to belong is always active and intense because you belonged so totally before you came here. This hunger to belong is the echo and reverberation of your invisible heritage. You are from somewhere else, where you were known, embraced and sheltered. This is also the secret root from which all longing grows.
Yeah, I know, the finished products are how we keep score in the indie world. We just finished a pop-up workshop called “The Game” where productivity is a major factor of success.
But the key is how to get to the productivity? How do you get to those discoverability points of twenty or thirty novels?… Read more
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The mockingbird took a single step into the air and dropped. His wings were still folded against his sides as though he were singing from a limb and not falling, accelerating thirty-two feet per second per second, through empty air. Just a breath before he would have been dashed to the ground, he unfurled his wings with exact, deliberate care, revealing the broad bars of white, spread his elegant, white-banded tail, and so floated onto the grass.
I have begun using affirmations a lot recently, for example to stay focused on earning money and not
I was thinking the other day about affirmations, which I have experimented with for years on and off.… Read more
There is a belief that says that you can attract anything you think long enough about in a positive, affirmative way.
Even if you discard the metaphysical component of that belief, I find again and again that the action of focusing on what you want, positively, affirmatively … is good.
It can spur you to action.… Read more
Continued from yesterday’s post …
Let’s take a look at the next category of my current customers and see if they would be a good fit for a product, like an e-course.
Which teaches them to prioritize, find their way in the WordPress jungle. And marketing online. And all that other jazz.… Read more
I’d like to start finally doing a product for my webdesign business, so I can earn some recurring revenue that is NOT coming from the sale of an hour – or several – of my life.
I figure I would like to do a web-course about pretty much everything you need to know to set up your own WordPress website or WooCommerce webshop if you are a small business.… Read more
Tomorrow it’ll be Jay’s 1st birthday and thus almost a year ago that we had a really hard experience getting him here.
But I am heartened that despite the lingering pain of that memory, everyday new wonderful memories are added in the other stack – of his life, what it is, what it can be, what it will be.… Read more