Welcome! I’ve decided to join the 31 Days of Writing Challenge. Today is a new day.
- Day 1: Integrity has Grit in it
- Day 2: Creative Conflict
- Day 3: SMART Goals
- Day 4: Creative Genius
- Day 5: Marriage and Caregiving
- Day 6: Achieving Mastery
- Day 7: Using Anger Effectively
- Day 8: Diversity Inspires
- Day 9: Lead from the Heart
- Day 10: Love Beats Hate
- Day 11: Parenting College Kids
- Day 12: The Story of the Red Hen
- Day 13: Investigative Reporting
- Day 14: Follow the Money
- Day 15: Become an Artist of Life
- Day 16: Extreme Kindness
- Day 17: The Pomodoro Technique
Why creativity? Because, like you, I’ve got a lot going on. There’s the empty nest, the husband’s chronic illness, the teaching and writing work, the desire to make art, and the need to be an activist for women and girls.
Besides, I love creativity — finding new and beautiful ways to do old and ordinary things. Committed to living my most creative life, I will find ways to reflect on and share strategies, such as, telling myself:
- To sit still and slow down.
- To acknowledge imperfections. After all, low perfectionism = high productivity. High perfectionism = low productivity.
- You’re going to want to quit.
- You’re not going to quit.
- Showing up consistently is more important than stardom; quantity is better than quality.
- Write well and fast.
- You can be an artist and still take good care of your loved ones.