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}

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 – 7/24/2015

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

This week’s FYI is about not-wasting the gifts the universe provides us:

A body laid down for the night in any state other than exhaustion has wasted part (or all) of that day’s unrecoverable harvest. What a shame. And for what? The conservation of energy given us to spend? Nigh-unidentifiable, and certainly unremarkable, “leisure” (it’s for good reason no one remembers periods of lost time-they are an insult to eternity)? Would it not have been better that something worth doing, or, heaven forbid, noting, been accomplished?

Run your tank to empty, let the night refill it, and wake every day welcoming new possibilities.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}

Friday Morning FYI – 7/17/2015

Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – I’m-back-on-home-soil-‘MERICA edition! – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.

This week’s FYI was going to be really good. Unfortunately, it presented itself to me a 3AM one night, and I committed one of the cardinal sins of writing: “I don’t need to write it down, I’ll remember!” So, for the first time, I’m just going to drop a quote here. Lazy? Sure. But it’s from ‘Walden’, so just read it and think about it. Hopefully that other one will come back to me at some point…

To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.

 

Thanks for reading,

{RDj}