November 9, 2012
I gave my roommate a little red journal today that has a Shakespeare quote on the front of it (she loves Shakespeare). It says, “Joy delights in joy.” It was really fun for me to give her that gift. Also, when she asked how to journal, it was fun to run through some different techniques with her. Right now we are both on our respective sides of the room journaling. It’s a wonderful feeling to inspire somebody’s creatitivty.
Finally, when I showed her Keel’s Simple Diary [it has fun daily prompts], she said, “Hey, why don’t you make one of these yourself? You’re an expert journalist.”
And I thought to myself: “Why yes, yes I am. Why don’t I?”
Because let’s be honest, I should write a book that I’d want to read, and everybody and their dog knows that if there’s anything I love more than a well-written and funny romance novel, it’s a book about how to be more creative.
November 12, 2012
Guys, I really love my speech class. There’s this really neat camaraderie, and we support each other and have fun at the same time. Also, I learn a lot from their speeches, and they have learned a lot from me.
In particular, my journaling speech has come back to me over and over. The joy I experience from hearing that I inspired people to journal is paramount to a lot of other joys in my life. I know that in a unique way, I am leaving a legacy through the legacies of others.
I’ve had this idea formulating for awhile, and I’m not sure whether or not I’ve mentioned it already, but I don’t only want to work in the music business: I want to work with all-around artists. For example, an actress who writes a book or does background vocals for a friend or teaches a dance class. Not only that, but I want to promote artist wellness- emotional, physical, mental, spiritual. I know a lot about “how” to be an artist, and if I consolidated my knowledge, I could help a lot of people.
Just a thought.