Imperfectly, Playfully, a Touch of Couch Potato

What was I thinking? A new website and publish a book at the same time? And can the content and wildly new way of creating a hangout ever be perfect? Hell, Facebook still isn’t perfect. (and going downhill. There’s reasons I want to create a creative safe haven for us.)

I’m modelling imperfectionism here. (After all, perfectionism seems to manage to keep us from getting anything done at all.)  I’m also modelling ’20 seconds of insane courage’*  –  it took that to make this site public!  And it’s just one of an endless collection of attitudes and activities that help you (and me!) sneak past nasty perfectionism.

I’m also modelling playfulness.  Via tools and techniques we get to share. Via encouraging you to find your playful,  to find what makes your eyes sparkle.  Via me missing in action playing with grandkids, or paddling, or immersed in clay or paint or writing while time magically alters itself,  or maybe being crew on a Tall Ship (though you can be sure you’ll hear about that when it happens again!)

By the way, I am not always that playful or ambitious. Sometimes I’m a couch potato. Or overwhelmed. Or cranky. Or dealing with some difficult challenges in my life. Or tired. And that’s okay. Life isn’t always easy. (I even have moments of wondering if it’s ever easy!)  And I get to be human. So do you.  But – here’s the BUT – we can plan more of ‘playful’ for each of us, anyway, because… 

BECAUSE playfulness opens doors in your mind that haven’t been opened for awhile. There’s all kinds of great secrets in there. With answers to managing some of those ‘less-than-easy and certainly-not-inspired’ moments, and tools for figuring out your next step, your next line in your novel, your next change in your life.

So, let’s be our imperfect, playful and kick ass selves and turn your world into a better place! Bonus: the ripple effect will make the world a better place, too.

 

*   “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”  ― Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo