Every twist and turn in life is an opportunity to learn something new about yourself, your interests, your talents, and how to set and then achieve goals. Jameela Jamil An excitement mounts I struggle to contain. A hopefulness. The prospect of attaining a goal seeded in my mind for years. All interference forbidden. Well, a … Continue reading Life’s Constants
Month: Aug 2021
Why Are Beginnings So Hard?
The first draft is just telling yourself the story. Terry Pratchett Any first step is a tough go. First baby steps, first day at school, first date, first day at your first job. How about your first attempt at a new writing or word-processing program? At this stage of my life, the hardest firsts I … Continue reading Why Are Beginnings So Hard?
Coping With Doubt
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs … Continue reading Coping With Doubt
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. Graham Greene Graham Greene's quote is a grand truth for many of us. It took years to … Continue reading Approaching Writeside-Up