Thursday, December 20, 2012

Daily Uplifting Messages

Hey everyone:

I just wanted to let you know that I have a new blog.  This blog will remain active and record landmark moments and revelations.  The new blog is a year-long daily journey that is meant to track my purposeful changes in the way I live.  Hopefully both will continue to inspire and help you.  I will also be uploading a brief youtube video every day.  Feel free to check in on that daily.

Here's the link to my new blog.  The vlog is embedded.



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Paradigm Shift 365 Coming

I have made an important decision. I will be documenting my life every day.  There will be multiple components to my output, including brief daily video updates.

This is an exercise to observe the changes a person can make in her life in 365 days by deciding to act, then acting upon that decision.

I will share the new blog site with you here once it is established.  Meanwhile here's the inspiration and plan in video form. Don't worry this is five minutes, but it is probably the longest video I will ever post to my blog.

Thanks for watching and sharing.  And thanks for reading my blog.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

On The Verge of Quitting

I find myself in the position of having to quit my job.

Most people are saying, "Hooray! You won a fellowship! You can dedicate your time entirely to your art.  You are so lucky!"

And they are right.

And I am so scared that I am leaving my job that I really don't like - don't get me wrong.  I love the students I support, but the faculty I work with, except for the philosophers, are all kind of classist dicks.  There I said it.  I hate my job because a large portion of the people I work with would rather I make copies and type memos and keep the coffee warm than do what I actually do.  That's okay.  It gives me something to fight, to push back against and say, "NO!  My life is really about this other thing."

So now I get to actually do that other thing.  And what's that like?  Fearful.  Scary.  Amazing.  So, so sad.  It is the last nail in the coffin of the life that I built with Earl.  All that is left is the person that I've become.

So friends, I'm gonna' try my best not to screw this up.  I'm gonna' get up every day and do my art and be my self.  And I'm gonna' get paid to do it.

In a sense and in defiance of the old adage, this quitter has won.