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"which of all my important nothings should i tell you first?" – jane austen

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October 2013

Power to the people…

I’ve been seeing a lot of people ranting on social media, about the government.  Budgets (or lack thereof), Healthcare, Excess, Spending, Wiretapping, Drone Strikes…  I have been ranting too – but I realized today that I was talking to my friends about my feelings…but not to the people who work for me.

I need to remind myself that I need to communicate with my elected officials.  Supposedly they work for me. If they don’t listen, then I get to replace them.  This morning, I wrote 5 letters.  One to the President, one to the Vice President, a letter to both US Senators and to my Representative in the House.   I plan to write a few more today to people who are on committees that I care about.

When is the last time you told Washington how you’re feeling?   With this much anger about what is going on in the world, it may be time to not be silent anymore.

If you need a reminder –

Contact your senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Contact your representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Contact the President and the Vice President: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Get writing kids!

The end of the consumer…

I’m a consumer.

I realized the other day that I need to break out of this cycle.  

The past few months have been overrun with too much work, details, home stuff, and television. It’s been a season of no creativity for me, and I’m just now starting to see the affect.  How it’s sapped my energy. How it’s making work feel like work.  

I’ve been nudged like this is a while, but I need to make it a priority.  To get words on paper.  To get notes in the air.  

When I allow myself a moment to be creative, I realize as well that I give more attention to my creator.  Whenever my mind gets too full of work and shopping lists and places to go and meetings to attend, my mind so easily wanders…away from what’s important.

So I hope this blog can give me an extra push.  To prioritize writing and creativity.  To prioritize exercise of both my  body and my mind.  I’m pretty sure both of these things will help improve my relationships and my work…and that never hurts either.

October 24.  A new day.  A new season…  Here’s to moving from consumer to creator…

The first step though – make another pot of coffee…

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