I was sitting Indian style on my sofa after taking the dogs on a long walk in the dark. I looked down at the blue socks I was wearing that my boyfriend gave me from the US Pro Cycling Tour. The bottom of the socks read Putting More People on Bikes More Often. These socks knew more of what they was doing and why. My own socks had more passion, more drive and more life than sadly to admit—myself lately.
I knew something was off. We all know when we’re not at our best. We don’t want to admit it, and most of the time it seems way too complicated to do anything about it.
I started to relate to this:
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Luckily, I’m not one to stay in one place for too long. After hours of hashing it out with my closest ones, I started to voice what was really going on deep inside. And finally, after months, I started to write. Then, in the midst of becoming myself again, I was sent a message by my dear friend Casey Nolan with a link to the following video that you’ll want to watch now, and a few times more.
What makes you itch?
What sort of a situation would you like?
What do you want to do?
How would you really enjoy spending your life?
Forget the money.
If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing.
Which is stupid.
Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.
Travel. Move, move, move. I travel to move my body physically, to move my mind intellectually and spiritually, and to move my heart universally.
And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is. You can eventually become a master of it. The only way to become a master of something, is to be really with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is.
My dreams and thoughts can build castles inside stories inside memories inside words, inside connections, places, spaces, and originalities. Ghost ideas, hidden inspiration.
Somebody is interested in everything. Anything you can be interested in, you’ll find others.
I design sharing. An artist of sharing. Not of photography, painting, acting, singing or dancing (well, maybe dancing).
I am an artist, an artist of healing and history, healing history.
We are teaching our children… bringing up children to live the same sort of lives…
And therefore, it’s so important to consider this question…
What do I design?
I am a writer. And, I have never had so much power at mastering my craft and being totally with it. I design story.