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Writer’s block is a jerk

Yep.  A complete and utter jerk.

I have a lot of topics bouncing around  that I want to write about – some personal, some random – but I’ve lost my ability to just get into the flow.  I’m going to stop trying to force it and just see what happens.  Maybe I’ll even resort to pen and paper if inspiration strikes.

Regardless, here’s hoping this goes away soon and I get my writing mojo back.

Until then – have a happy holiday, travel safe, and happy new year!

P.S. Don’t forget. . .


My never-ending creative to-do list

It should shock no one that I have a bunch of creative projects around my house that are in varying states of completion.  I was going to work on things this spring/summer, but then I said yes to not one, but two, candidates so was somewhat busy until November 5.  Now those campaigns are over and I have no others on my radar (more on that later) and I have ALL THE FREE TIME!

This means I can release my creativity!

In no particular order, here’s my creative to do list for the next few months:

  • Sort through Vietnam photos. (I took over 8000, can you blame me for putting this task off?)
  • Organize my photos – including an online portfolio
  • Frame all of the things sitting in my home office closet waiting to get framed
  • Write more things that aren’t for work

I can’t wait to be able to mark these things as done and have more art in my home and office.  Not to mention the personal benefits that come from embarking on creative tasks – if I can’t be creative, everything else suffers.

Anyone willing to help keep me honest on this?  Do you have a creative project of your own that you want to accomplish and maybe we can be project buddies?

What am I listening to right now?

Since I was on the road a lot recently, and also in the midst of some projects that involve me needing to zone out and focus, I’ve been pretty much listening to music 24/7. Wait – this isn’t really a change from my norm.  Carry on.

So what am I listening to as of late?  Well, I’ve got two albums on heavy rotation, with a third recently getting added to the mix.


Some initial post trip thoughts. . .

It’s been almost a week since I arrived back in Minnesota after my trip.  In fact, at this point a week ago I was in a plane that was flying eastward as a part of my 30 hour journey from Hanoi to St. Paul.

I’m slowly but surely getting used to being back home.  I’ve done some laundry, paid a couple of bills I forgot to pay before I left (oops), gone through 3 weeks of work email and documents and back into the campaign saddle.  There is still a lot I need to do, mainly the rest of my laundry, moving my empty suitcase from the middle of the living room, and getting actual food in my house, but that’ll happen eventually.

As I look back, I realize the past week has seemed to just fly by.  It seems as if the last 6 days have lasted as long as one day while I was traveling.  Once I had this realization, I began to wonder why – time is time and it’s not like days in Minnesota are shorter than in SE Asia. . .

What is different?