Friday Morning FYI – 2/5/2016

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is about doing things that scare you (not, like, wrestling a bear or something though; that sh!t’s nuts):

The book on which I’m currently working scares the hell out of me. Not because it’s monster/ghost/vampire scary, but because it’s the first thing I’m writing I feel might be beyond me. The MC is so deep and so damaged, and the themes are so relevant and poignant, I’m terrified I can’t do any of it justice.

And that’s kind of awesome, because only doing things at which you’re already good is boring. Except Snowboarding. And bowling. Either snowboarding or bowling when you’re not proficient mostly sucks. I know.

Anyway, yeah. Do things that scare you. Do things you think you can’t do. At worst, you were right. At best, you’ll surprise yourself.


Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

More art, this time not story-related, but still bad-ass

At some point I FB liked a certain Yoga studio in central NJ. One day, a build-your-own-drum event (no, there’s no typos in there) they posted came across my feed. I’d never specifically wanted a drum, but when I looked up Djembes (one of the types you could build), and thought about how much I could annoy my neighbor with one, I signed-up.

Then I realized I needed a design.

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Friday Morning FYI – 8/28/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI comes from Will Smith. Yes, the Will Smith who did ‘After Earth’. I know. But he posted this to Facebook a few days ago, and it rings true:

The only sustainable relationship between two people is one in which both of you Individually reach for your Higher Selves. If someone is not willing to reach for the greatest, most Awesome, Loving & Productive version of themselves, you must lovingly move on – leaving them behind – trusting them to find their own way.

Thanks Will (and ‘After Earth’ wasn’t that bad).

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 9/12/14

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI! My chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI is leading-a-better-life type stuff:

When someone asks you how you’re doing, answer with “Awesome”, “Excellent”, or “Great”. Leave the “OKs” to everyone else.

 

Thanks for reading.

{RDj}