First draft

Today I just want to remember what Anne Lamott says in Bird by Bird. Writing a first draft is very much like watching Polaroid develop. You can't – and, in fact, you're not supposed to – know exactly what the picture is going to look like until it has finished developing. And this, also from … Continue reading First draft

Life vision

You hear me talk (see me write) about my life vision quite often. How I connect to it in the times of doubt, how I check with it when thinking about new project, when I connect to it in the times I don't know anymore why I'm doing what I'm doing. But what is this … Continue reading Life vision

Less thinking, more doing

We think too much. I think too much. That's how it goes: "I need to write/clean the bathroom/do the groceries/exercise/whatever else I have to do. But do I feel like it? Do I have to do this now? How am I supposed to do that? Which workout to choose today? How do I feel about … Continue reading Less thinking, more doing

Curiosity and drawing my own map

I'm making plans, writing out the next steps, looking up places and people I want and need to write to. There so much I want to happen, there is so much I want to achieve. I know who I want to be, I know where I want to be and there are steps to take … Continue reading Curiosity and drawing my own map

A year from now

I can't believe that a year ago we were in the middle of selling our house. Everything was ready, the viewings lined up, we were going to England and were curious what it all would bring. Now, only a year later, I'm writing to you from our new house. On the other side of the … Continue reading A year from now

Going for it

I said I'm done hiding and I meant it. I've decided to put myself out there in the big, scary world. I'm going to collect 100 rejections in a year. Or at least that's what I'm going for, but I might fail at it, just like Vivian Lee. I've got this idea from Jia … Continue reading Going for it

I’m done hiding

I'm thinking about my life's vision a lot, lately. I'm thinking about how to get there, which steps do I need to set, what do I need to do, and how can I do this. My vision is very clear, I feel it deeply in my heart. Every time I connect with it, I feel … Continue reading I’m done hiding

Disconnect and do your work

I wonder what it would be like if we stopped thinking about what other people are doing and what has already been done? Nowadays, when we have an idea, we almost automatically browse the Internet to look for it. We check social media, we google it, we start to feel discouraged, because everything has already … Continue reading Disconnect and do your work

100 days writing project

I'm on the day 30 of my 100 days writing project. Every day I sit at my desk and write for 15 minutes towards my book. That's it. It doesn't have to be anything brilliant, it doesn't have to be something I'm sure I can use, it just has to be something that brings me … Continue reading 100 days writing project

There are no short cuts

I hear myself say "I want to read more," or "I need to write more," or "I want to spend less time on social media." I'm not alone, I hear a version on those every day all around me. Every one has something that they would like to do more, or less. Something they would … Continue reading There are no short cuts