This wall won my heart. Also, the floors! Swoon!
“I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.”
– Maya Angelou
Not sure why you’d want your house numbers to be magnetic but I like the look of these.
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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are, by Benjamin P. Hardy
“Our capacity for what psychoanalyst Adam Phillips has termed “fertile solitude” is absolutely essential not only for our creativity but for the basic fabric of our happiness — without time and space unburdened from external input and social strain, we’d be unable to fully inhabit our interior life, which is the raw material of all art.”
Artist Louise Bourgeois on How Solitude Enriches Creative Work
“Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn’t matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you’re going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.”
– Harvey Mackay
(I have posted this quote before, years ago. Always coming back to this one when I go through phases of massive change. Deep breaths.)
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Beautifully minimal aluminum Trivet that would look good with multiples next to each other.
“We think that we’re all very connected, we think that we’re all very communicative. But when you actually strip it down, there’s a lot wrong. And the proof is in the pudding — you have a whole society of people who are depressed and insecure and anxious and paranoid and worried … and, fundamentally, feeling very unseen… Maybe we’ve constructed culture in a way that people are not feeling recognized, loved, accepted, happy with their place in society… What have we done to create such unhappiness?”
Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City. He doesn’t stick around to see if anyone takes one of his books, nor does he re-visit his stacks. Instead he leaves a bookmark with his email address printed on it inside each book, in the hopes that he’ll hear back from whomever decided to pick that book up.
The older I get, the more I understand why my parents used to say that slow and steady wins. Nothing worthwhile can be rushed.
I want to travel to Houston so we can take photos in front of this giant, brightly colored wall.
Back in the day, when I was a freelancer, I remember how lonely I got at times. I missed getting feedback from team members. It was hard to get recognition and at the time I couldn’t afford (or justify) entering the prestigious awards that cost hundreds of dollars. That’s why CreativeMornings and FreshBooks launched the Master Freelancer Award: It is completely free. All you have to do is show the best piece of freelance work — the website you designed that bends the rules, the photo you took that made it on that billboard, the copy you wrote for the poster that went viral.
If you’re one of the three winners CreativeMornings will share your story and your work with their global audience in every corner of the Internet. Plus, you’ll receive a trophy AND a free FreshBooks subscription for one year.
Enter to win or suggest a freelancer over at freelancer.creativemornings.com
And, the Freelancer Award page, is curating a list of helpful articles, resources and talks for Freelancers.