Monday Motivation

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”

-Ray Bradbury

I think this is one of my favourite quotes, and what I struggle with constantly. Being self- conscious, over-thinking, when I really want abandon. Abandon at the canvas, abandon at the page, abandon in singing. I recognize when I’m hesitating, when self consciousness tightens its strangle hold. And I recognize the antidote: To act! No matter the outcome! Have the courage to suck, and suck some more! Dare to be lousy!

But then I get self conscious. Sigh.

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Recovering Creative

I live on a tiny island on the Canadian west coast with about 300 of my neighbours. I am a Red Seal chef and certified baker (retired), an artist, an amateur photographer. I write, (unpublished so hesitate to call myself A Writer) sing, and can bang out some reasonable sounding chords on a guitar. And I grow a veggie garden. Older, wiser, and armed with insights and experience, I am on a conscience pursuit of reclaiming my creative life. I see it as a career change. Next level.

5 thoughts on “Monday Motivation

    1. Hi Marilee, This next reply is in response to your most recent comment to our linking up. I write it here because as I was responding to your original comment I inadvertently deleted your entire comment post!
      So to carry on- I am happy also to have connected, I’ve a fascination with history and the people that lived, many great stories to tell, the great Slide for instance! The Coal industry certainly has taken its toll on your family, and I have wondered why Nanaimo hasn’t erected a prominent sculpture to the miners- rather than Frank Ney- or why there isn’t an annual commemorative event. The sacrifices were many; that the city should embrace that which built the city. Thank you for engaging and I look forward to reading more on your posts ~ cheers!

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