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Living & Inanimate

The most notable distinction between living and inanimate beings is that the former maintain themselves by renewal
— Dewey

Do not be stagnate.  Do not be afraid to grow.  There will be ups and downs for sure, but try not to let those scare you.  Sometimes its hard to trust the process and enjoy the journey when you have an end game in mind but you'll miss so many of the good things if you don't consciously look for the joys in the little things.  Taking a breath, hanging out, and doing nothing, can sometimes be the best thing for you when you're constantly moving 500 miles an hour.

Creativity Risks

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never be creative
— Ken Robinson

How important is it to take risks?  How often do you work it into your everyday life?  

I've always been so harsh on myself, holding high standards, often disappointing myself because I felt I could never live up to my own expectations.  I bet there is more than one of you out there who feel the same.  I'll be the first to admit the good and bad in that.  I've always been scared to try because I'm afraid to fail.  If there wasn't the slightest shimmer of success on the horizon, you could count me out.  Being a perfectionist and having a creative mind can work in complete harmony and complete opposition, all at the same time.  

I've made a promise to myself to allow more risks, and I am accepting that things will not always work out perfectly.  So far?  I'm not regretting it.  Welcome to the Queen City Gypsy blog; let the adventure begin.