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Monthly Archives: July 2010

On crazy and audacious goals

It's a long way to the top, so the journey better be funky, yo.

Back from the Big Apple and into real life and blog-land; am slowly catching up on my faves, including this newly discovered one by artist Dana Barbieri. I especially love her ‘art biz mama’ interviews, featuring insights from women juggling life as artists and mothers respectively.

This part of her interview with Jen from Bird From A Wire, jumped out at me like a mugger in a dark alley:

“…it’s really important to have goals for yourself, for your work, for your life. Crazy, audacious goals. The kind of goals that kind of take your breath away.”

I must admit, I’m kinda struggling a bit with this at the moment. The weird part is that now, more than ever, I feel like there are opportunities presenting themself left, right and centre all over the globe. The New York trip was so incredibly amazing and affirming, with lots of terrific encouragement and amongst other bits of excitement, an invitation to get myself to LA as soon as possible – yet with this, plus the UK possibilities which have opened up of late, plus others, I find myself torn as to which mind-blowing opportunity to seize upon first. Does it matter? Are any of them as good as another?

AGH.

I’m tearing my hair out.

These options are indeed, crazy and audacious – dreaming them is not the problem. It’s choosing between them that presents the dilemma.

But what a great dilemma to have, right? Right?

*crickets*

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New York Trip (or Holy Crapoly, that Went By Faster than I Could Blog It)

I owe you guys a HUGE apology. I meant to blog the entire trip, I swear I did. But I’m afraid that a combination of stupidity (translation = packing the wrong camera cord) and having too much damn fun (translation = having too much damn fun) led to Mission Blogging Incomplete. Hot damn, it wasContinue Reading

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Quickie update from the Improv Masterclass

Hey my darling dears, Please forgive the complete gap in blogland – my best intentions have been thrown to the New York curbside (which believe me, is cluttered with garbage at the best of times) – but rest assured, it’s all good. I’ve written some blog entries but want to wait a few days til IContinue Reading

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NYC Diaries Episode 1: The Driver

The moment I saw him, I knew he was my driver. “Why?” you ask. Because, dear reader, he entered the airport’s ground transportation centre in uniform, staggering and swaying like a drunk man possessed by a Shakespearian nymph, and almost falling over as he high-fived the various reluctant desk clerks. Please, I said. Please don’tContinue Reading

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I’m on my way…

…just here in LAX – don’t know why they haven’t thought about changing that acronym, it either makes me think of lazy people or having to race to the loo. Either way, not really a good thing, is it? Anyhoo, just wanted to say thanks so much for well-wishes, am planning to watch a fewContinue Reading

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Links of the Week (or WHAT? You mean there’s more to cyberspace than ME?!)

1. My guest-post is up over at the delightfully awesome, brilliant and going-places Rachel Hills‘ blog, Musings of an Inappropriate Woman. I’ve known Rachel since the old Vibewire days, since which time she’s carved out quite the writing/speaking/amazingness career and has just made the big move to the big UK! 2. Check out this hilariousContinue Reading

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New York, here I come!

Two days til I jet off to New York City. Yes, yes, I know. Please, let me state for the record, that this week is a completely and utterly remarkable one in the life of Jen. It ain’t all like this! Which is all the more reason to just relax, not think too much andContinue Reading

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The Daily Brainstorm Launches Today

Forgot to give you a heads up that The Daily Brainstorm: A Blogazine to Rock Your Mind launches today! What is that? So glad you asked! Basically it’s a hub of bloggers (yes, including moi) with posts on quite a range of topics that….well, probably best you just check it out rather than take my wordContinue Reading

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And the winners are…!

Ladies and gentlemen, the random generator has spoken! The winners of the great big Comic Mummy giveaway are: 1. Kerry from Motherhood and Everything Else 2. Donna from Donna Heart 3. Lisa from The Wright Stuff 4. Robin from Well of Creations 5. Rebecca from A Green Cow Now, in a little bit of ComicContinue Reading

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Meeting Bill Bailey: My Comedic Mentor de Awesome

I was oohing and aahing (that’s right, I never ‘um’) over whether to even post about this, namely because it just seems to damn uncool/starstruck/completely and utterly daggy to do so. BUT…I simply cannot contain this incredible excitement inside. The fact is, I’m not one of those cool people who can be all aloof atContinue Reading

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