getting weird

In creativity, inspiration, motivation, stories by Jay Clouse

I wonder how many hours I’ve spent worrying.

For the past several weeks, I’ve been working with a creative coach, who calls me an “analytical powerhouse” (it’s not a compliment).

See, for every idea, I generally have a rebuttal. I love comedy, improv, the idea of the ‘yes, and…’ approach. But for a long time, I’ve been more of a, “but what if” or a “no, because…”

That’s an excellent approach to mitigating risk and assuring yourself of a very gradual rise on life’s trajectory, or worse – the status quo. That seems to me like a pretty boring existence.

That’s why I’m getting weird.

Yesterday, I spent the day filming as part of a commercial for a major shoe brand (I’ll save that secret for later).

Today, I started writing the screenplay for a short film. I blocked off each evening next week, and plan to rent a cabin for the last weekend in March to just write.

Tomorrow, I will go back to work. You probably will too. But that doesn’t mean I won’t still get weird.

There are 168 hours in a week. If you sleep 8 hours a night, you’re down to 112 hours. If you work 40, that still leaves you (and me) with 72 hours a week to be and do everything that makes you uniquely you.

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