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"Try new things."

i’m currently enrolled in three, count ’em three, writing courses.  i wouldn’t call myself a writer per se, but i am definitely a lover of words. all kinds of words.

though i’ve often felt more comfortable choosing a font rather than the perfect adverb, i’m trying to embrace my relationship with words, as well as all the power that comes with them.

while i’m off to jot some rough (emphasis on the rough) drafts for my fiction class, i’ll certainly continue to reference the list above for gentle reminders. (though they seem so obvious, i forget about the little tricks so often!)

p.s. this ebook is all about creativity, and it’s f.r.e.e!

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my weekend to-do’s…


i’ll be stuck in most of the weekend, working on assignments for school, but i’ll hopefully manage to get out a bit to enjoy time with friends. even though i am swimming in projects & writings, i’m a firm believer in taking time each day to do something for your mind & body. laughing with friends and sipping on a mocha tends to do just the trick. ; ) 
hope your weekend is lovely, friends!

p.s. i’ll probably be pinning a few things here & there throughout the weekend. what can i say, it’s a great inspiration booster! 
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You can. I just know it.

 



Holy macaroni. This week has been a doozy.


I won’t go into details because why revisit negativity and even give it a moment of space on this here slice of the interweb.


But here’s what I want to do:
I want to direct you to words that have really helped me get through these past few days. If I could, I would have every one of you meet my family, because they are full of wisdom and inspiration. Unfortunately that would be a little tricky. But there are tons of sincerely brilliant people out there who are kind enough to share their bits of advice. I’d love to share these links of gold.


20 Things Life Is Too Short To Tolerate
People who bring you down. – Relationships should help you, not hurt you.  Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.


12 Steps To Make A Dream A Reality
When you receive negative feedback, remember, it doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it, it matters how many do.


Still, no matter how much progress you make there will always be the people who insist that whatever you’re trying to do is impossible.  Or they may incessantly suggest that the idea or dream as a whole is utterly ridiculous because nobody really cares.
When you come across these people, don’t try to reason with them.  Instead, forget that they exist.  They will only waste your time and energy.


22 Failed Predictions and What To Learn From Them
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”IBM Chairman 1943


“A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.”New York Times, 1936.


Know What You Want
When you want something, make sure you want something worthwhile.
Because eventually you are going to have to fight for it.


The Holstee Manifesto


Any words you’d like to share? Please, please share in the comments!


Big love to you,
Anna


P.S.
Pearls of Wisdom
Words for your heart
Articles for your heart

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A list from the heart.


Shaun Usher has a lovely site that features “lists of note.” (he also runs the equally sweet site “letters of note.”) Needless to say both sites are filled with priceless treasures. Last week he featured a letter from F.S. Fitzgerald to his daughter Scottie (what a darling name!) with a list of thoughts about worries. Here are some of my favorites from the letter. (See the whole letter here.)

Worry about courage 

Worry about efficiency  

Don’t worry about popular opinion 

Don’t worry about the past 

Don’t worry about the future 

Don’t worry about growing up 

Don’t worry about boys 

Don’t worry about disappointments 

Don’t worry about satisfactions 

Things to think about: Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them? Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?  

With dearest love,
Daddy 

here are some other lists i loved:
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