Let’s face it, life can get busy at times. We all have jobs, school, and a grocery list of many other responsibilities. It can be overwhelming, if you do not plan accordingly. So while you read this, take and deep breath in and know we will all be okay. I set many short term goals for myself and unfortunately sometimes they are not met. A busy schedule can really set your off track and even though you have all the intention in the world to get to things – you just can not. That is why it is important to carry two simple things with you; an idea pad and pen.
You do not have to be a writer to utilize a notebook. Do not let a good idea slip by because you forgot to remind yourself of it hours later. Whether you are heading to work on the train or waking up in the middle of a dream, something major can surface. This concept seems because it is. However, you will be surprised how many people do not write ideas down. These missed opportunities can be very disappointing when maintaining a creative project. Needless to say, I have had many great cake designs and art concepts pop in my head and forgotten hours later. In the end, I have learned to jot everything that comes to mind down (the good, the bad, and the ugly) because you never when your next big idea will pop up.
P.S. Setting up writing workshops with friends or scheduling brainstorming sessions weekly can help the creative juices flowing.
P.S.S. Thanks Tribe for the stellar notebook.
“You do only get one shot at this life, so why not incorporate it in a way that is not only fun, but also make it voyage, make it an adventure…” -Michael Mast
Yesterday we watched a video that was produced a few years back that still resonates with chocolate lovers and creative types alike. The passion shared between the Mast brothers over this edible craft is astounding and I can understand why. What feels like a long time ago, I was in culinary school and I fell in love with chocolate. Now I know what you are thinking… I have always loved chocolate (that much is true), but until I worked with chocolate I could not possibly comprehend what the Mast brothers felt.
There’s an interesting link between chocolate and imagination – the Willy Wonka effect. The moment you watch Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory for the first time (the eighth time yesterday), it leaves you wanting everything; ideas that rest in your wildest imagination. What you may perceive as unattainable now; dreams are what motivates us as youth. It is unfortunate when creativity becomes less important in your life, when imagination disconnects with reality.
We are constantly taught the differences between dreams and reality. It is a part of growing up, right? Society’s creative types are often glorified for their contributions and at times ridiculed for the same reasons. In the end, whatever the case may be they are people who never lost touch with their imagination. They are people who can not separate dreams from reality because they discovered that for them there is no need to.
Dream. Imagine. Create. Live.
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