Getting Unstuck When it Comes to Creativity


I recently discovered something fascinating. After a period of being extremely ill, I started to really feel like myself again. Soon after that, I moved to Ireland for four months. Shortly after moving to Ireland, and with my health back on track, I realized that my brain was on fire. I was coming up with multiple new ideas for all sorts of things – businesses, blogs, products – every day!

Now, I am the kind of person that gets my best ideas when I can externally process my thoughts. Having a conversation with someone or writing down my thoughts are two examples of this.

The frustrating thing is that I really like this part of me. So much so that I greatly prefer the coming up with lots of ideas to the implementation process.

The majority of the world is the opposite, they are better at getting stuff done than coming up with creative ideas. So I got this idea that implementation is more valuable than ideas. And even worse, I got the idea that I had to be the one to implement things (more on this in another post).

I found myself filling a whole notebook every week or two with ideas, and I started wondering what the point was in writing these wonderful ideas down if I never did anything with them. I rarely even looked at them a second time.

The temptation to feel piles of guilt and shame was strong…but this time I resisted. Instead, I started to think “Okay, there has to be a way that I can act on my ideas in a way that works for me.

I pulled out one of my notebooks from the past few months and started to re-read some of the things I had written. I hardly remembered writing some of the things!

What I found though, is that about 1 in 5 things aroused a new curiosity and inspiration in me, while the rest was just mildly interesting. This goes along with the Pareto or 80/20 Principle – 80% of my inspiration and excitement came from 20% of the things I had written down.

Now, what I realized is that when I had originally written down the idea, I could not act on it. I think this might be because I was trying to take something spontaneous and random, and immediately trying to force it into a structure, demanding “NOW BECOME SOMETHING REAL!” I was paralyzed to act on my ideas when I first got them. It was kind of like in a nightmare where the bad guy is coming after you and you open your mouth to scream, but no sound will come out.

Immediately my beautiful idea turned into a cowering child in the corner, desperately trying to come up with something else, but completely incapable of taking the idea into the real world.

However, when I wrote the idea down and then left it alone, I noticed that my mind had actually been working on the idea in the background, in my subconscious. When I came back to the idea later and found it to be inspiring, I was actually getting an idea for the next step to make it a reality.

I feel like this is basically cycles of creativity:
1. Getting the initial thought and writing it down. When you don’t write down an idea it is lost to the ether, so this is a very important step!
2. On looking at what was written down at least a few weeks later, take whatever sticks out to you. You’ll get new ideas springing from the initial idea but with a fresh excitement fueling it. Step 2 is anything that can take the idea further. For example, it look like bringing the idea to someone else that could give useful input on it.
3. Repeat step 2 as often as necessary.

The huge key for me here was that by working on my ideas this way, I was allowing myself to work with my natural tendencies

Instead of feeling stressed out and guilty for my lack of implementation and organization, which admittedly never got me anywhere, I feel excited. For once, I am actually doing things!

Now based on discussion with a few friends, there’s a good chance this will work for 25-50% of people. But for everyone else, I’ve studied my friends who process differently to me and formed a different theory for getting out of a creative rut. More on that soon…

The BS-free Happiness System – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my Happiness System! If you didn’t catch it, click here for part 1.

Part 2 focuses on inner beliefs relating to happiness. I’m going to dive right in to 4 things that need to change in your head before you can be happy.

1. If you’re waiting for a single big event to make you happy…you’ll die waiting. Instead, let yourself have little positive experiences frequently.

Because we have so many little negative things happening to us on a day to day basis, we need little positive things to counteract them. One big event in the distant future, especially if we’re not sure whether or not it’ll happen, does not effectively counteract our daily negative experiences.

I’ve watched this play out in the lives of close friends. As the daily negatives wear them down, the hope for future positives gets dimmer and dimmer until they are full of bitterness and entirely hopeless. It’s absolutely awful!

So, rather than putting loads of work into something that might make you happy eventually, give yourself permission to do little nice things starting today:

“One researcher…interviewed people of all income levels in the United Kingdom and found that those who frequently treated themselves to low-cost indulgences— picnics, extravagant cups of coffee, and treasured DVDs— were more satisfied with their lives. Other scientists have found that no-cost or low-cost activities can yield small boosts to happiness in the short term that cumulate, one step at a time, to produce a large impact on happiness in the long term.”
(from The Myths of Happiness: What should make you happy, but doesn’t, what shouldn’t make you happy, but does)

I have been at the point where a cup of coffee was something I seriously couldn’t afford. I felt incredibly guilty at the thought of buying a fancy cup of coffee. But somewhere in me I felt like I should get it, and when I finally did I was amazed at the boost it gave me! I started to do this every few weeks, maybe once a month, and I looked forward to it with great anticipation. I would also use it as a way to hang out with a friend, thereby giving myself another boost of happiness – good conversation with someone I enjoyed.

Even more interesting was the more I allowed myself to do this on occasion without feeling guilty, the more I noticed that these “happiness boosters” actually enabled me to do better in school and at work, and gave me more energy to invest in my relationships. As a result, I was able to make more money, and was then able to afford future cups of coffee! =)

I think what it was really doing was taking the edge off of the rush, the deadlines, the pressure of everyone’s expectations of me. I was letting myself just sit down and relax and actually enjoy something in the moment, whereas everything else I was doing was an investment in my future, meaning that for the moment I wasn’t getting any joy from it.

The key to this one is giving yourself permission to do it. And if that’s not enough for you, I give you permission to do nice things for yourself. Bam! There you go. You’re welcome. 😉

(Quote from: “To be happier, should you increase the good things in your life or reduce the bad things?“)

2. Play More.

Your need to play isn’t reduced by the slightest smidge when you grow up!

“Regularly having fun is one of the five central factors in leading a satisfied life. Individuals who spend time just having fun are 20 percent more likely to feel happy on a daily basis and 36 percent more likely to feel comfortable with their age and stage in life.” – Lepper 1996

If your concern for what other people think of you keeps you from being silly, you’ve got your priorities backwards. In fact, I’ve found that the more I play and do what makes me happy, somehow the more interesting people seem to think I am.

Again, this is an inner belief that needs to shift before you will act on it. Give yourself permission to have fun, to goof off, to be silly. If people give you funny looks, just grin back at them all the more! At least they’ll be entertained. 😉

(Quote from: “The Way To Happiness: Remember The 4 P’s“)

3. Intentionally savor everything good, delightful and wonderful – no matter how small it is.

“Just do one thing at a time that you like, and don’t hurry through it. Slow down and appreciate it. Just doing that — that alone — caused significant decreases in depression and increases in happiness.

Via The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want:
“In one set of studies, depressed participants were invited to take a few minutes once a day to relish something that they usually hurry through (e.g., eating a meal, taking a shower, finishing the workday, or walking to the subway). When it was over, they were instructed to write down in what ways they had experienced the event differently as well as how that felt compared with the times when they rushed through it. In another study, healthy students and community members were instructed to savor two pleasurable experiences per day, by reflecting on each for two or three minutes and trying to make the pleasure last as long and as intensely as possible. In all these studies those participants prompted to practice savoring regularly showed significant increases in happiness and reductions in depression.”

My favourite way to do this is when I make coffee. I hand grind the beans to a particular size, boil the water to a certain temperature, time my pouring perfectly… All the little steps help me to appreciate and think about the taste and the experience of coffee in a way that ordering it at a cafe just doesn’t do for me. At a cafe I’m far more likely to absently sip at my drink until I look down and realize it’s nearly gone. The ritual makes it impossible to take the coffee for granted.

This might seem more like another practical step, but I think the ability to savour things comes from inside. It can be really hard because it requires you to slow down.

I have a theory… I think that a lot of people don’t want to turn off the noise because they’re afraid of silence. They’re afraid of what they’ll find if they shut off the TV, the radio, stop checking Facebook, texts, messages, emails… I heard someone say recently that everyone has a box in their mind which contains their dreams. For a lot of people, it’s in a dark, dank corner. The interesting thing is that the same box that holds your dreams for your family, your career, your business if you have one, your dreams for yourself…also holds your beliefs about yourself. So when you go to pull it out to see whether you’d like to buy your first house, or ask for a promotion at work, or have another baby, you can’t look at those things without also getting a glimpse of your beliefs about yourself.

What I see a lot of people do is run into that dark corner with their eyes closed, feel around, grab the box, shove their arm inside to get only the most necessary information, and then shove it back into the corner and run off!

If you’re afraid of the silence, if you’re unable to sit, and be, and savour something for just a few minutes, then perhaps it’s time to take out that box and have a proper look at those beliefs about yourself so you can take care of the fear once and for all.

What happens when you’re not afraid of silence? Loads. One big thing I’ve noticed is that it’s much easier to be creative because I can pull out that box any time without fear, take a good look inside, get some fresh ideas for new projects, or next steps to take on old ones. It’s wonderfully freeing!

(Quotes from “The Happiest People in the World“)

4. Don’t let bad circumstances define you: 

“Happy people see negative things as isolated incidents. Unhappy people see bad times as part of who they are.

Via The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People:
In a study of adult self-esteem, researchers found that people who are happy with themselves take defeat and explain it away, treating it as an isolated incident that indicates nothing about their ability. People who are unhappy take defeat and enlarge it, making it stand for who they are and using it to predict the outcome of future life events.” – Brown and Dutton – 1995

Happy people and unhappy people’s lives, objectively, are not all that different. Waiting for your circumstances to improve is really just choosing to put off your happiness. Take ownership for that choice to see your circumstances as part of your identity. You are the only one who has the power to change your perspective, so the sooner you take ownership of your choices, the sooner you can start to see things differently.

The key to changing your mindset here is to spend more time thinking about the good things that are happening in your life:

Via The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People:
Happy people do not experience one success after another and unhappy people, one failure after another. Instead, surveys show that happy and unhappy people tend to have had very similar life experiences. The difference is that the average unhappy person spends more than twice as much time thinking about unpleasant events in their lives, while happy people tend to seek and rely upon information that brightens their personal outlook.” – Lyubomirsky 1994

I understand that some people will object here. If you have basic needs which are currently not being met, it’s hard to have the energy to do anything but survive. And at the same time, it’s hard to have the energy to change your circumstances if you’re drowning in misery. If this is the spot you’re in, you probably need a more personalized look at your circumstances to see if there’s anything you do have the energy to change.

(Quotes from “The Way To Happiness: Remember The 4 P’s“)

The BS-Free Happiness System – Part 1

When it comes to being happy, there is an endless barrage of voices trying to tell you how to do it. While all the inspirational shit about happiness is certainly warm and fuzzy, I find that it’s often very vague and hard to actually apply to your life.

I prefer a more systematic and logical approach to things. I have started to collect information on happiness that has some kind of scientific backing to see if I can simplify it and make it as practical as possible.

There will be a few parts in this series of articles. The reason being that there are different levels to happiness. If you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin, most of the things people recommend are really hard to actually do.

An example of this is studies that say “Smile more, it makes you happier.” Let’s be honest, when you’re not feeling happy, you aren’t going to use a fake smile as a way to feel better, no matter how many times people tell you that it works.

So! My goal is to pinpoint some big things that will make you more comfortable and happy with yourself first, so that the “higher level” steps start to seem more possible and are more effective.

We’ll start with something I think is extremely important and hugely underrated:

1. Eat well. Sleep well.

If you’re not getting enough sleep at night, it’s almost definitely putting a damper on things. If you eat a bunch of processed, sugar-laden food, it’s probably making you miserable. (by the way, 80% of the 600,000 “food products” sold in the US have added sugar)

Do anything and everything in your power to eat better food and sleep well.

In fact, I would almost say not to worry about any of the rest of this until you’ve got these two things down, but if you find them truly impossible, some of the things below may lead to more self-control when it comes to food (sugar is addictive and you need some solid will power to break the addiction) and more inner peace (which may help with insomnia).

2. Ditch every negative, unhappy, life-sucking miserable human in your life. (This is HUGE)

“How incredibly selfish!” you say. Well guess what. Unless you want your life to suck, you’ve got to ditch the losers. You want to know why?

Because 70% of your happiness is coming from your relationships with other people:

“…researchers have identified the core factors in a happy life. The primary components are number of friends, closeness of friends, closeness of family, and relationships with co-workers and neighbors. Together these features explain about 70 percent of personal happiness.” – Murray and Peacock 1996

So if your friends suck, SO WILL YOUR LIFE. O.O

“Can’t I start looking for some better friends before I ditch these guys?”

That’s a great idea in theory, but if we’re gonna be straight here, the only way I have found excellent friends is by making the space in my life for them by cutting out the bad relationships first. You will have no energy for new healthy relationships if you’re still empty from the crappy ones!

And if you find yourself going, “Oh, but I’m not sure what it is that makes me feel so bad when I’m with them.” You don’t need to understand it to cut them loose! Just do it and figure it out later! Stop making excuses.

One clue that the relationship you’re in is a bad one? Your “friend” dumps all their life problems and drama on you, but never listens when you’ve got issues, and this has been happening for a long time. If you’ve been telling yourself “oh, but they have bigger problems than I do” – stop minimizing your own feelings.

If it’s one-sided, it’s not a friendship. If you can’t trust them or depend on them, and you feel awful when you get home after hanging out with them…I’ll bet anything that you’re not being fully you in the relationship. All you’re doing is listening and mirroring them back to themselves. You’re essentially playing the role of a crappy counsellor that doesn’t charge anything.

And guess what? Your friend actually isn’t getting anything from the friendship either besides encouragement to continue in their insecure and needy habits.

(Quotes from “The Way To Happiness“)

3. If you hate your job – LEAVE.

Karl Pillemer of Cornell University interviewed nearly 1,500 people between 70 and 100+ years old.

Their main piece of advice?

Do not stay in a job you dislike.

Via 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans:
“There was no issue about which the experts were more adamant and forceful…wasting around two thousand hours of irretrievable lifetime each year is pure idiocy.

I don’t care if you have trouble pinning down exactly why you dislike it. You don’t need to be able to explain it. If your job is making you miserable, find another one.

Yes, it will be hard, but it’s worth it.

What’s important to look for when it comes to finding a job that will make you happy? Autonomy – “The freedom to make decisions and move in directions that interest you, without too much control from the top.” and good challenges – things that enable you to use your greatest skills and that are not too easy.

(This comes from: “Important Life Lessons: What’s The Most Important Life Lesson Older People Feel You Must Know?“)

4. Be yourself. Stop giving a fuck what anybody else thinks and never look back.

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog, and later, a book.

The number 1 regret of the dying according to Bronnie?

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

Bronnie elaborates:
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”

So to start with, are you happy with yourself? Are you truly satisfied with yourself? Are you comfortable in your own skin? Do you feel free to say “yes” or “no” to things without feeling guilty, or do you live the way other people think you should?

Are you going after your dreams? Do you even have dreams?

If you are already content with yourself, you feel like you know what your dreams are and you’re going after them, excellent! Keep an eye out for my next articles which will get into that higher level stuff.

If not, please don’t waste your life giving fucks to people who don’t deserve them.

Phew! Easier said than done, eh?

If that all seems a bit too much, just promise me you’ll give it a think, and try these easier things for now:

5. Practice Gratitude

Write down 3 good things that happened today. No really, do it right now. I want you to see how quick it is.

This is something practical you can do to change the way you think about happiness. I love how simple it is. Depending on what tends to work better for you, either pick a certain time of day to do this, or commit to do it at some point every day when you have an idle minute. The most important thing is that you find a way to make it easy for yourself.

If you spend more than 30 seconds scrolling through Facebook, you can do this instead.

6. Go Outside More.

There are a billion reasons, and you’ve probably heard most of them already. So just go do it. 😉

So now that we’ve nailed down a few practical things you can do to be happier…

On to your mind! Muahahahaha… *cough* Excuse me…

Part 2 coming soon…

“Women Have Always Fought” – Choosing Blindness when it Comes to Exceptions in Stereotypes.

Recently I read George Orwell’s book, 1984. One of the themes throughout the book was the control of media. Essentially, if you control all media, even going so far as to edit our historical records of things, eventually you can “change” history. When everyone who remembers that things were different has been silenced by one higher power or another, all that’s left is books, videos, pictures… So what happens when you alter history?

This became all the more interesting to me as I had a fresh realization that we are guilty of altering history as we write it. It’s impossible to be human without also having a bias. Just the fact that we experience life differently from someone else from the moment we’re born makes us biased.

I read this article by Kameron Hurley yesterday and was surprised to find that:
“Women fought in every revolutionary army…and those armies were often composed of fighting forces that were 20-30% women. But when we say “revolutionary army” what do we think of? What image does it conjure? Does the force in your mind include three women and seven men? Six women and fourteen men?

Women not only made bombs and guns in WWII – they picked up guns and drove tanks and flew airplanes.”

This article, which I would definitely recommend reading fully here, highlights the way that it’s much easier to keep telling stories that fit in with stereotypes. If we hear over and over and over again that women don’t fight, then when we hear of an exception, often our first reaction is to think that it’s the only exception. We are surprised by it because we’ve been taught that it doesn’t exist! Although you’d think that exceptions should probably be written about so that we can see both sides of something, instead the voices which differ from the majority silence themselves.

Kameron describes sitting down to write a story and feeling uncomfortable writing about something that goes too far outside the stereotype, for fear that her audience will feel that it’s unrealistic.

“It’s easier to tell the same stories everyone else does. There’s no particular shame in it.

It’s just that it’s lazy…

Oh, and it’s not true.”

Although I feel like we’re certainly getting somewhere when it comes to the voices of minorities being heard, I am almost shocked when I realize how true this still is to me:

“Half the world is full of women, but it’s rare to hear a narrative that doesn’t speak of women as the people who have things done to them instead of the people who do things.”

It drives me nuts that when a woman does something great, much of the media surrounding it is essentially saying “Wow, a woman did this?! How strange and unusual! Women rarely do exceptional things. When they do it is worth spending most of an article or news piece discussing just how strange and unusual it is…”

Why is it that we say “soldier” to mean a male soldier, but if it’s a woman we say “woman soldier”?

A fascinating example of how negatively this can effect us is the dramatic drop in women who code:

“A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged, even as the share of women in other technical and professional fields kept rising.”

I am definitely not the most normal female. I have a lot of things that separate me from most other females. What’s interesting is that I find I have silenced my own voice for a lot of the same reasons. I think that because I’m not seeing others out there like me, they mustn’t exist. In an odd way I feel this might be connected to normalcy bias. (I realize this a bit of a leap, but stay with me, I’ll circle back around and connect it.)

“The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur.”

In emergencies, 70% of people will continue to act as if nothing is happening. They will ask an average of four other people “What is that?”, “What do you think we should do?”:

“People mill, asking for opinions, because they want to be told that everything is fine. They will keep asking, and delaying, until they get the answer they want.”

I think this highlights an inherent discomfort we have with things being outside of the norm. We desperately want everything to be normal. We can’t bear to think that something so absurd and unlikely as a disaster might be happening. We shy away from the things that happen a minority of the time, very clearly to our detriment in some cases.

On a more subtle level, I believe that we treat exceptions to a stereotype the same way.

Just something to think about…

If you’d like some further reading on this topic, I found this article on the narrative of women in history very interesting.

So I’ve barely started this blog…

And I’m already beating myself up about how I suck at actually doing things. You know… when you have that awesome idea and you tell someone about it and they actually think it’s genius? Well, it’s been shown that when you get the fuzzy warm feeling of someone affirming your idea, you are now suddenly way less likely to implement it.

How depressing…

I am often having moments like this in my life where I say to myself “Wow self, you really suck at this thing!” Then I laugh at my incompetence at that particular task and generally ignore it until I forget about it altogether.

However, I’ve found that a way around this is to do what I am doing right now. To just be like “Oh look, I’m doing it!”

It’s too late to say “Oh, but that sounds hard…” when you’re already doing something. And you often find it’s much easier than you made it out to be in your head.

I am really good at making very good-sounding excuses for the things I put off. The problem with this is, everyone believes them. Even me to a degree! I then have to somehow out myself to a close friend – “So uh, I’m actually avoiding this thing because I’m making up lame excuses, not because it’s the smartest thing to do.” – to try and get them to make me do it. It’s a very complicated process!


I learned today that happiness leads to success in every area of life. And success does NOT lead to happiness! Check out the article here:

This makes a lot of intuitive sense to me. The happier I get, the more life seems to suddenly throw all sorts of wonderful opportunities my way. But perhaps more significantly and importantly, I seem to have gotten much better at knowing what I want.

That may seem like it’s not hugely important, but trust me, it’s massive!

I was watching a live stream of a seminar yesterday that focused on applying the Pareto Principle to business, and specifically to working less. One of the first points that was made is, if you’re going to get off the hamster wheel of working day in and day out, you need to have a plan for what you’re actually going to do with all that free time you have on your hands after it works. Because if you don’t, you will go straight back into that miserable rat race!

It sounds insane, and that’s because it is! I have a suspicion that the best of humans often follow the same path to death, simply because they never take the time to figure out what they truly want. School. College. Job. Marry. Kids. Die.

So I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about what I actually want.

I moved back to the country I was born in 2 months ago to the day. Ireland. =D It brings me great joy to feel like I’m finally home again.

Things have also been a bit crazy though. For example – I still have nowhere to call home. The apartment hunt has been a lot more challenging that I had originally expected. I have moved 5 or 6 times since I got here to different family members’ or friends of the family’s houses. Every time I move, it’s to another city where, because of my wonderfully varied food allergies, I have to re-discover the foods I can eat without murdering my insides. o.o It’s a bit stressful to say the least.

But then there’s the excitement of learning to navigate new cities, seeing fresh faces, getting to know some of my cousins for the first time, trying new foods… Even spending entire weekends without internet access!!

I find that I am spending a lot more time just sitting with a journal or reading my Einstein biography (which I HIGHLY recommend if you can handle this guy’s best attempt at layman’s theoretical physics 😉 ) and not feeling any pressure to actually DO something. I am getting a lot more sun because the weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS the entire time I’ve been here.

That time just sitting and reading or writing is so relaxing and feels like it starts to give way to many new ideas and revelations. The struggle happens when I actually pick an idea and decide I might want to implement it… It doesn’t take very long before I start heaping guilt and shame upon my own head at my obvious failure.

Now what I find quite amusing about all this is that I think I am an incredible super genius who will inevitably change the world and get uber-rich along the way. To say I am confident might be an understatement.

But it doesn’t mean I’m invincible.

I am a very happy person in general. Even with my food allergies and other challenges that come my way, I tend to handle them better than the average bear. However, as I looked down at my nails which are currently bitten down to half the height they should be, I realized that I am not invincible to stress.

Believing that stress is illogical is not enough to make it go away. I can change my habits, my mindset, my environment, my choices, or whatever it is, but I cannot wish it away.


I suppose this leads into a more vague but intriguing idea I’ve been pondering lately.

You see, I am sick of touchy-feely “How to be Happy” advice. You know why? It doesn’t work for me. What does work for me is taking a systematic, logical approach to determining what I want in life. Looking at what has made me happy in the past is a MUCH better determiner of what will make me happy in the future than trying to guess at what might make me happy in the future (as much as I’d like to believe those guesses).

This is true in market research as well. You can ask a random person “Would you rather buy the blue one or the green one?” and “Why?” and they will tell you. But the problem is they are making it up. It is VERY hard to guess what you would do in a given situation when the situation is hypothetical, because we have an idea in our head of what we’re like that doesn’t match reality:
If I asked you “Would you help someone on the street if they were hurt?”
You would most likely say “Of course!”
This is because you belive that you are the kind of person that would never turn away someone that really needed help. Unfortunately, put into the actual situation where you are running late for work, you are much more likely to think “someone else will help them” and run on by.

What I am getting at here is, I think there is a way to systematically achieve happiness without needing to read up on gushy vague feel-good stuff and try to figure out how to use it to magically make your life better… when you get around to applying it. That’s another thing I’m hoping to eliminate – I want to find a way to make it so clear and simple to figure out what you want in life, that you don’t put it off the way I put off writing this first blog post.

More on this soon.