Direction 

I am finding my way. The answer was not delivered by a little bird carrying a note, but by dogged determination; try and try and try again. Lots of failures. 

Today: a landscape idea from thumbnails on the left. 

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Progress 

You win a few, you lose a few, but if the overall trend is upward that’s progress. Today got a couple more bits to work and what a good feeling that is. 

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Awkward 

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Just The Way I Am

Desk has been like this for 40 years. And this is the organized area. Chance that I’ll change: zero.

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Mission Control 

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Hope 

I realized yesterday a big part of my hesitation about presenting concepts is that a NO kills hope, and with little going well the narcotic effect of hope is not something easily given up. But I’ve adjusted my thinking – rejection is only the death of that particular hope, and my experience has been that in the process of pitching a concept it is often improved by critique and questions. So I’m making a game of this, trying to hear NO as many times as possible this week. Replace dread with eager anticipation.

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Be Kind

Ruminating on this difficult chapter that just drags on and on I compared it to being seasick – knowing the boat will be back in the marina at 3:00 and that by morning you’ll feel fine brings no comfort at 11:00. Some day, and please may that day come soon, I’ll see this chapter for what it was – a chapter. The daily pain will fade, the valuable lessons will be appreciated, and a chance to live life can be implemented. 

Meanwhile another day of faking it awaits. 
We all have friends who we know are in similar situations, having to slug it out daily with no end in sight. The issues might be financial, medical, emotional, a relationship crisis – doesn’t matter – the effect is the same. And this part is important: we all also have friends whose struggle is hidden. 
Today I’ll try to be kind and encouraging, without judging if a recipient needs that or not. It’ll be good for me.

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