The Good Patrons of 750 Words

A Note of Inspiration from girlchocolatier

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Just one month of 750 Words has revved me up! It has given me a chance to remember how great it feels to simply finish the small thing I can begin right now and to see evidence that somehow those small things that are finished can accumulate into the starts of big things I’ve been meaning to get to… It’s been more than 15 years since I joined an Artist’s Way group for the first time. It was a life-changer and I never saw it coming. Looking back through the exercises and journals I kept from that time I am shocked that every single thing I dreamed my life could be, happened! I had forgotten and have little recollection of even dreaming and wanting those things all those years ago. But as I look back now, I can see my life followed that map to the letter. At the time, just keeping my commitment to daily morning pages and artists dates seemed to overwhelm me. But I did it and I finished it and that finishing helped me begin everything that came next. 750 words popped up out of the blue 45 days ago. I am so grateful to have stumbled in.

I just found this terrific quote about the power of finishing things — the smallest things, by Julia Cameron from her blog… Am sure others have mentioned it here but I thought I would share it to inspire some of us and to thank Kellianne and Buster too.

“There must be some obscure law of physics that revs into action when artists finish something. And that something can be reorganizing the medicine cabinet, cleaning out the glove compartment, or folding and putting away the laundry.

The moment we finish something, we get a sort of celestial pat– sometimes even a shove– a small booster rocket of energy to be applied elsewhere.

When we want to grease the creative wheels, we do very well to muster a little elbow grease elsewhere. Mend the trousers. Hang the curtains. Sort a bookshelf. Finishing almost anything creates both order and an inner order: “Now, start something,” finishing something says." — Julia Cameron

Testimonial Note from girlchocolatier on Mon, Feb 01
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