Motivational Monday: Quotes

If you’ve been reading my posts, you probably know I’m a fan of inspirational quotes. I’m not saying they work. Like, I’m feeling down, I read one, and suddenly I feel like I can conquer the world. That’d be nice, but no.

I just like their optimism and positivity. Both of those do not occur naturally in me, so I think of these quotes as supplements–vitamins, if you will–that I take daily. I have a day calendar of these quotes, and I get a boost as I read them. The feeling soon subsides, but in that five to ten second span, life is a little more OK. The other day, I read a quote that struck me more deeply than some of the others.

And I wanted to share it with you.

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Motivational Monday: Can I buy some?

You know, it’s funny. I started these Motivational Monday posts with a clear purpose in mind: to find inspiring quotes, videos, etc. to share and to hopefully help give anyone reading a little boost in the creative department (or the just-plain-living department).

But on this particular Monday, I’m feeling as if the motivational well is dry. Like drought dry. Spitting dust dry. Yeah, it’s dry.

I’m faced with yet another set of changes to my manuscript that wouldn’t be much work necessarily, but would be emotionally draining. Cutting lines, although still painful, has gotten easier over time. And maybe losing a description or two is no big deal. But I’m contemplating a massive restructuring of the beginning chapters. Yikes. And crap. And really? REALLY?

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Motivational Monday: Dead Poets Society

Another week is upon us.

As you go out into the world today, I want you to remember this clip. Or if you just need some Robin Williams in your life, remember this clip.

But why not show the “Carpe Diem” clip? Ha, joke’s on you. I already did.

Take care of yourselves, and have an awesome week.

Motivational Monday #1

I feel sorry for Mondays. Someone has to be first.

If you find yourself dragging on Monday morning, you’re not alone. Mondays were the worst for me when I was teaching. It was the death of Weekend Me, and I was forced to transform into Teacher Me. And the metamorphosis was exhausting.

For me, that drive to school (about 10 mins) needed to have a soundtrack to wake me up and pump me up.

I turned to Three Days Grace.

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