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Where Am I? – Part 2

For a long time I had been feeling frustrated and unfulfilled artistically, mainly because I’m not as successful as I want to be yet.  And if I’m honest, I was allowing my emotions of frustration to surpass and trip up my efforts for progression.  It’s hard to be at odds within yourself and expect momentum to happen.  It doesn’t.

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Determination

How much do you have?

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I only needed 20 cents . . .

And I got a quarter and some pennies.  My mother in law, Momma T, was in town and came to spend some time with Haris, so I could go have some time for myself to write and do whatever.

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Yay! Finally . . .

I moved from thinking to doing. And guess what happened . . .

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1500 or less . . .

This past week I entered a short story writing competition!  Yay!  Go Court go!  The story had to be 1500 words or less. And there were a few challenges I hadn’t expected.

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Stop . . . or . . . go

When you think about your dreams or goals, what obstacles do you see?  At what point do you think you’ll be stopped?

**The woman’s tattoo in says, “Army of Shadows”**

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Calculating . . . input vs output . . .

“Your bank account will never amount to your abilities and resources.”

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I have a complaint . . .

Doesn’t everyone.  But just because everyone can pass gas at dinner, doesn’t mean anyone should.  Yes, I know it’s natural, complaining, gas is too, but everything natural isn’t good/necessary.  We live in an apartment, so we walk our dog 2-3 times a day.  And good dogs pee and poop on the grass, magical ones use the toilet.

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“If money solves your problem . . .

. . . you don’t have a problem.” – my mentor.  When my mentor said this, I thought she had lost it and simply couldn’t understand, because money was my problem.  Making money cost time, and at that moment, it was taking all my of time.  Work at 8:00am, to my next job at 5:00pm, done by 12:00am, and in bed by 1:00am.  But I got what she was saying (she was right), there are problems that no amount of money can fix, but I still had a problem, and something definitely needed to change. 

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When the going gets good . . .

So when things are going really good . . . what then?  Bliss?  It’s kind of easy to lean that way, especially, if you’ve been grinding . . .