I'm on a journey to make my life an adventure! Come and join me :)
I just went on a several hour Ben Folds binge on account of not actually hearing of him before. I mean, I've heard of him, but not actually listened to any of his music. It took a video with fraggles in it in order for me to listen to it :)
Completely agree with this, too! I prefer listening to musicians who make mistakes than ones who are completely perfect. Listening to a perfect piece is nice, and it's great to be able to listen to the piece on it's own, but there's something almost one dimensional to listening to it without mistakes. Adding a musician - a human musician who makes mistakes - adds something to the story, makes it about the musician as well as the music, and gives a level of connection than can't be achieved otherwise. I think that's something that can apply to more than just music, too :)
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2 months, 4 weeks ago on Are There Upsides to Imperfection?
@HappierHuman Ha! Nothing wrong with a bit of shameless self-promition ;) Thanks for the links :)
5 months ago on For the Little Things
@Karen J Thanks Karen :) Actually, this was a game I found in a book, but I'll take credit for being brave enough to take part :)
5 months ago on Game On!
@screenstorming Thanks Brendan! I've been learning a lot about self-initiated motivation recently through NLP. It's pretty exciting stuff :)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on How I'm Believing in Myself Again
This manifesto is wonderful and inspiring :) When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut (I think I called it 'space explorer'). That dream got kind of zapped into oblivion by careers advisors who wanted me to be "realistic", but the sense of adventure, exploration and wonder that came with the dream of being an astronaut has returned full force in my life now. Pioneers and astronauts have a lot in common though!
Thanks for this Erin :)
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7 months ago on The Pioneers' Manifesto
@remadebyhand Your dreams list sounds awesome Erin :) I agree that becoming a more patient person would be on a separate list to a Bucket List. Bucket Lists (to me, at least!) are more to do with things you want to experience.
I also totally relate to feeling the need to do everything on your list, and some people do advice on accepting that you probably won't get around to most of them. That kinda defeats the object of having the list though, IMO! If you write down something you wanna do, it's more likely you'll achieve it.
If you do want to make a list and you're still stuck, shoot me an email, I love helping people figure this stuff out :D
7 months, 1 week ago on How to Make a Bucket List
@Thea van Diepen You're welcome and thanks for taking part :D
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Q&A with Thea van Diepen
@comebackbright Thanks Comebackbright :) It's good sometimes to see another POV!
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8 months, 1 week ago on Why I DON'T Want To Go Backpacking
@Karen J Awesome Karen, glad you found it!
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8 months, 2 weeks ago on The First Step to Getting What You Want
This is great Erin! Without clarity, we're just living in a blurred world. By the way, have you read 'Wink and Grow Rich' by Roger Hamilton? I think it might be something you'd enjoy reading!
@remadebyhand That's AWESOME how you've reframed that Erin! I'm impressed :D
I'm going to challenge you to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger next time you're out and about. You can talk to them about whatever you like, as long as it lasts longer than the initial sentence.
How's that? Not too scary I hope...
9 months ago on Truth or Dare
@remadebyhand Haha, yes, it *is* fitting... Gotta get through that though!
I think it's good, in some ways, to get confrontational when your self respect is being trampled on. Self respect is a pretty healthy thing to have around, and anyone knocking it needs to know that it's not okay. So go you! :)
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9 months ago on Understanding Fears: The Fear of Confrontation
@remadebyhand I totally get what you mean, it feels bizarre that people would actually want to read about *my* life. Surely I'm not all that interesting?! But we always undervalue our own experiences as "normal", probably because we have to live with ourselves every day.
9 months ago on The Adventure Log
@IncredibleZen No problem :) And thanks!
9 months, 1 week ago on Why Nothing Can Help You
@remadebyhand She did, I was so impressed :) Glad you found this helpful!
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9 months, 1 week ago on Understanding Fears: The Fear of Rejecting Others
Ooh, great post! This bit: 'I paid good money for this, or someone else did and gave it to me, so I am bound to keep it forever and ever.' especially, as I'm prone to keeping things JUST because someone bought it for me. There's actually a whole collection of stuff hanging around my house that were gifts that I just don't use!
With other things I'll hang on to them just because I don't make time and think 'do I really need this?'
9 months, 1 week ago on Why Do You Keep What You Keep...and How Can You Let It Go?
This is really great advice and something I really need to do! Most times I'll just be stubborn instead of looking for alternatives.
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9 months, 2 weeks ago on What Not to Do When Faced with Obstacles (and What to Do Instead)
As someone who has recently vowed to face my fears and overcome them I really enjoyed reading this post. It's helpful to know that facing my fears will actually improve my life :)
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9 months, 3 weeks ago on How Facing Fear Led to a Better Life
@LuluBehan I'm totally going to now! :)
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9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Power Of Asking
@LuluBehan Aww, Lulu! *major hug attack* This is a problem for many people I've met recently who all want to do several 100 things with their life, career and so on. They all want to do loads of diverse things, all of which you need training to get into, but feel that they'll jump from one interest to another once they've committed to the first.It's a problem I have often, too.
The good news is, even though it *feels* like you want to do everything, it's actually more likely that there's something that connects to everything, the same sort of way that the axis of a wheel connects to all of the spokes. This "axis" or "theme" will be the reason you want to look into so many different things and once you find it, it makes realising what you want to do so much easier.
For a personal example, I used to jump around thinking "I want to be a story writer, an illustrator, a professional musician, run a website design business, be a travel journalist, a film maker" and so on. All of those things, to me, fell under the umbrella of "exploration". If I looked at what happened whenever I'd get into a new interest, I found that I lost interest about the time when I'd gotten the basics understood, and then I moved on. I was exploring each thing, trying to find out how to do it just enough to understand it. I'm still want to do all of those things I mentioned above, and I will. But knowing my overarching theme gave me a lot of perspective on why I want to do them, what I want to get out of them and so on. I'm still not sure how I'm going to make money with this, but I've seen 100s of people with the same problem as this make money in a variety of creative ways and that gives me enough motivation to know that I'll find a way, too.
I hope this helped somewhat. I'm not an expert in this subject, but if you head over to this website: http://puttylike.com/terminology/ that lovely lady over there has an entire blog on the subject of "multipotentialites" and it's helped me a great deal :)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Just one thing? No thank you!