I don’t know how your web surfing has led you to this page, but I’d like to thank you nonetheless. You see, this blog is my way of forcing myself to be more disciplined. I vow that as long as there is one of you out there reading my blog, I will continue on for fear of disappointing you.
I have a number-oriented job during the day, and in recent years I’ve started to dabble in arts and music. I’ve never seriously thought about writing, not just because English is my second language. How should I say this? I enjoy letting my imagination run wild and staying at the receiving end of a story. Conveying an idea or telling a story to an audience is an entirely different matter. But there are a few stories brewing inside me and want to be told. How do I obtain and sharpen my story telling skills so I can do it right?
While imagination might have been the one thing that separates us human beings from everything else in the world, it is drastically different from being creative. Creativity could be defined as applied imagination. One can be imaginative all day long without anyone noticing and won’t be called creative if one has never done anything to express the mind through something physical to the outside world. Hence, my main problem at hand is how to transform myself from a dreamer to a doer.
And this is where you come in!
I’ve just finished an audio book called “The Element” by Ken Robinson. Had been a long time believer of “cogito ergo sum”, the book was particularly inspirational to me. The book was about how to find one’s element, in other words, how to find where one’s natural talent meets personal passion. By finding one’s element, one finds oneself and in a broadened sense, one’s purpose of life. I’m not going to write about purpose of life. It is a too big and serious topic for this blog. I’m only going to write about topics that somehow relate to finding one’s element.
I will write EVERYDAY for a minimum of 300 words that would lead one way or another back to the theme. And you will keep me honest. Be my sponsor like AA, be my spotter as if I’m lifting heavy weight, and most of all, be my virtual friend and tribe. Leave me a note if I’m not performing. Call me out if I’m slipping. I’m counting on you.
Wish me luck!
Southern California / February 5th, 2013
Update: If you don’t see me here on this blog, or if you wonder why the recent occasional posts were all iphone photos, I’d like to assure you that I’m still writing. I’m working on my novel, which at times seemed to be too big of a project. But at the moment, I’m just having fun with it. I will be back soon with the daily grain of rice.