Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week 7: Play... Create... Explore

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play
~Abraham Maslow~

When I create with polymer clay, I usually call it playing with clay. For me it brings back my childhood days with playing dough. Same with painting, playing with brushes gives much fun to me. And as I explore with these mediums, discovering something new is like an "aha!" moment... a reward and like a lifetime achievement.

And I think I have  to level up! I want to venture in freelancing to use  the creative juices that is overflowing in me. I think it's time for me tell the world that I have the skills, the talents... enough for hibernating... enough for my timidity. 

That's why I bought the "Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business" by Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho. The success stories of freelancers featured in this book are really inspiring. It is really great to do the things that you love because it is more about playing than working and gives you a satisfaction which I believe is a key to happiness.


Blog title is from the chapter title of the book "Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It" by Peg Conley.




Sunday, February 15, 2015

Week 6: Get Nurtured with Nature

It's been a while since the last time I walked home. January and February are always the worst time for winter. But today, I am taking advantage of the good weather. I walked instead of calling somebody for a ride.

The not so cold breeze of the air is so refreshing, as if it cleanses my lungs which was deprived from the fresh air since winter started. And finally my skin is showered by the sun rays.

I can't wait for summer where I can spend more time outside.


Blog title is from the chapter title of the book "Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It" by Peg Conley.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Week 5: Let You Heart Lead You

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller

I kept on planning but I ended up frustrated, because usually things ended up not the way I want it to be. I came to the point where I just say whatever.....quesera, sera.. whatever willl be, will be. The future 's not ours to see.

Or surrender everything to God for He knows what is best for me. But for those times that I cannot find God's answer to my questions I just listen to my heart, although usually it debates with my mind, but my heart usually prevails because it is with the feeling that tells you what's the best for you.


Blog title is from the chapter title of the book "Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It" by Peg Conley.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Week 4: Meditate

Back in high school we only made fun with our teacher who taught us meditation. I didn't know that I would need and would actually practice it.

Deep breathing is a common way of meditation.  But one meditation that is easier for me to practice is through painting. It feels like I am in lost  of connection with my surrounding as I play the brushes on the paper and strokes the color on it. And it is best if there is a background music to listen.

Painting soothes and calms me. And the best thing is that at the end of the meditation I was able to create a beautiful piece that helps boost my happiness.



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Blog title is from the chapter title of the book "Imagine the Life You'd Love to Live, Then Live It" by Peg Conley.

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