Notes To My Younger Self:

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Your adventure style will resemble that of a pirate. You’ll love to go off on adventures, collect treasures and bring them back to your home island. As you carry your spoils (story inspirations) on shore, your feet will no more have hit the sand when you’ll feel a pull, strong as gravity, to get back on the water and search for more inspiration. This part of adventuring  will light your creative spirit on fire. So you’ll bury the treasure, as fast as you can, and then hustle back to your vessel and go off exploring again. Month after month, year after year, you’ll repeat this ritual and when you’re finally satisfied that you have enough fodder, you’ll drop anchor, haul your tarp on shore and build a place where you can stay and create. After a long night’s rest, you’ll go out to dig up your precious finds, only to discover you have no recollection of where you buried them; at the time, you saw no value in taking the time to create a map. It didn’t seem important. Your priority, passion was the search. So you’ll dig. From sunrise to nightfall. Part of the adventure that you won’t like at all. Instead of alive and on fire, your creative spirit will grow weary, frustrated and tired.

E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge

What good are treasures if when you need them, you can’t find them?

Never underestimate the value of a solid organization plan.

 (And a good map, file or otherwise.)

aka The Glamorous Wife

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