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Imagination is everything

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions
— Albert Einstein

We are a nation that encourages disruption, a culture that praises boldness and creativity.  But that doesn't always make it easy.  Today, everyone is an entrepreneur.  Everyone believes they are creative and may even tell you that they can do what you do.  Prove them wrong.  If you're going to do it, do it better.

Passion speaks loudly.  Hardwork shines.  At least that is what I will continue to believe.  It's beautiful to believe it is far from all for naught, isn't it?

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.