Perfect Heroes

Day 12 of the Friday Writes Blog Challenge

The perfect hero is probably someone who loves you for being yourself.

Clearing the Fog

It was a foggy night. The rain had finally settled and the fog rolled in.

The radio blared on about lawsuits, failed drug trials, tax shields, and sports games that I didn’t have time to watch.

I glanced over at the clock on my dash and watched it tick-on. It made me think of the places beyond the fog.

I grabbed my book of recipes for this moment and mixed the worlds.

I thought of a place beyond, the land between, and the world that could be.

I wrote a description for each, heroes, villains, tax codes, and tick-tock men to guard the gates.

The world you make may be too much or just enough. Be a minimalist if you desire.

Just get your pen and paper filled with something.

Moonlight and Bridges

I was traveling to a friends house when I saw this moon over the city. I snapped a photo and saved it for a writing sprint.

Changing the setting of your everyday writing routine can shift the tone of your work and add some inspiration if you’re encountering a momentary writer’s block or feeling uninspired.

A good real-life moment, like this, and a list can help you sort out the clutter and get you going with something new. I wrote ten secrets lovers would share, ten endings to a climactic battle, and ten things I noticed at the moment.

The bridge was noisy with cars and city sounds as the wind passed. Some people in cars honked because my car partially blocked the road. After I moved it—my car— I managed to write a short scene. Maybe it’ll lead to a new story.

Happy Holidays!

Writing is Life

Believing in yourself is the key to achieving your greatest accomplishments.

Writing has always been my deepest passion, and I don’t feel right if I’m not scribbling words onto a sheet of paper.

For me, it’s always been the thrill of crafting a new story or sharing a dream with others that has driven me to write.

I didn’t have to be perceived as the best at it or the best at grammar and punctuation to continue this calling. What mattered most was that the voice and visions deep inside me had life.

Giving voice to and applying action to your deepest passion is the greatest tool you have on the journey of self-development. Keep building and keep expanding your story on your path to journey to greatness.

P.S. My web series is finally live and I’ve got a new story on my portfolio site. Keep working on your vision. Keep building day by day.

Your Time

Taking power over your schedule is one of the most significant steps toward achieving your goals.

Often, there is an ongoing battle between our obligations and and time for our art. And sometimes, the obligations win. They stress us out. They can force us into a creative funk.

Luckily, you run your calendar. Invert your day, schedule everything, even fun. I bet you’ll find a place for your creativity.

You’re Great!

Don’t forget how great you are. Take inventory of your talents. Embrace your skillset and focus on the solutions that move you forward.

Leave the riff-raff behind and be strong with your heart.

Happy Friday!

Getting Started

They won’t believe until you make it happen.

You’ll have to believe in your strategy, your plan, your goal enough to develop and refine it into reality.

If no one else wants to take the journey with you, the best journeys begin with a fearless leap.

Trust your vision. The journey to your greatest accomplishments has already begun.

Finding New Light in Your Work

Sometimes writing in dark corners can influence your work in a negative way. Let some light into your work.

Too often, I see a writer’s desk or canvas space marred with distractions, clutter, and old wrappers from food mistakes.

Clean off that desk, open the blinds, write in the sunlight if you don’t have a window.

The goal is to open the possibilities of your work to new light, new circumstances, new experiences.

And above all else, be brave. Experiment with new ideas, new readings, new characters and thoughts.

There is no limit. You have all that you need.

 

The New Ph.D

The new Ph.D is self-taught, focused on dismantling permission, and laser focused for results.

Learning, rather connected to an institution or refined in a home with a self-taught energized learner, matters when we connect to a community and build something remarkable.

Think beyond one more article in a database, one more degree, one more plaque, or one more seat in a place that’s been claimed and reclaimed over and over.

You have something new, brilliant, and unique yearning for the reality. Learn everything you can about your field. The knowledge is usually a click or free download away.

It matters when you apply the knowledge, when you build something, when you have the courage to bring your thoughts and ideas to life.

Your Ph.D is the result you obtain from the shift, the positive social change, you generate as a result of your research, your passion, your opportunity to make something new.

You are the new Ph.D, bold, knowledgeable, connected, your own boss, filled with wisdom, willing to connect, willing to debate,  conquering greed, willing to sacrifice to build a better more connected world for everyone.

 

 

Imagination

Keep writing to understand your world and to delve into the underlying depths of your imagination.

It’s not enough to stand at the gates of your imagination, then observe the surface, then hit send.

Dig deeper into your personal experience to unlock the gifts of memory and connection you have been granted to share.

Imagine yourself watching your story; consider how others may see your disposition. Lead with positivity, and create beyond the boundaries of your experience.

Learn more and seek deeper vision with every step you take to greatness. The things you haven’t considered are the keys to new possibilities.