“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
This Dr. Seuss quote is a great reminder that we have control over ourselves, our decisions, and our plans. We ought not to lay the responsibility on other people. Only we can think for ourselves.
How long have you been a freelance writer? Have you thought much about your working situation?
I bet many people in your circles who do not have a clear idea of what freelancing entails think that you are the luckiest worker alive. I have had my fair share of those sentiments expressed to my face (and not). Whether or not you I am the luckiest worker alive, I do know that I love freelance writing, and that I cannot see myself doing any other thing at this point in my life.
That passion naturally translates to curiosity about this not-so-mysterious status called “freelance”. I found an information-loaded infographic called “The Freelancing Revolution”, and I think that many freelancers will also be interested in it. Continue reading “The Freelancing Revolution”
Best not to “lose your mind” and “find your voice” on the same day. ~ Twitter user KnowledgeBishop.
Or the same week, or whatever period is applicable.
How true this is! In many things, we need to give ourselves time and space before we make decisions. While some life changing events can happen in mere moments, there are a lot of things in life that need more deliberate action and thought. A lesson in patience and a test in character is to give yourself enough time to ponder on things.
The first time I got to watch the TV show Mythbusters, I got hooked. I will not deny my penchant for finding out how things work and for “verifying” widely accepted concepts. Sure, curiosity killed the cat, but you also get to discover a lot of cool, albeit sometimes useless, things due to curiosity.
So yes, I think the Mythbusters are one of the coolest teams you can find on TV today. This infographic that I found via Jack FM1 brought something more real to my attention, though. It’s not that I don’t see Adam Savage et. al. as real. I bet they’re as real as real can be. It’s just that sometimes, we overlook people who are doing the same thing, maybe just as well or even better, simply because they are not in the limelight. Continue reading “For Real Myth Busters”