How to be ‘badass’ in today’s world

Forgotten Heroine: Lady Satan

Forgotten Heroine: Lady Satan (Photo credit: Felix_Nine)

I recently read a few posts on Justine Musk’s blog and it made me think, have I been too ‘nice’, do I need to be more badass?

As Justine notes in one of her posts, you need to be a ‘badass’ if you want to be true to yourself. Basically she is telling us, that to follow your own journey, you need to be on your own personal quest, and that means being tough and being true to who you are.

To do this you have to know who you are, what you want out of life, know what your passion/s in life are, and how you are going to get there.

I imagine many people who know me, would describe me as ‘nice’.

Continue reading

Friendship – the ups and downs

Friendship, Göteborg, Sweden

Friendship, Göteborg, Sweden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” 
― C.S. Lewis

Last night I received an email from a writing friend, we use to be part of a group of writers. The group slowly dissolved as other needs such as family, study and other interests slowly took over. We haven’t caught up since Christmas, not without trying, but then out of the blue I received the email, seeing who out of our group was interested in making time each month to catch up.

“ I don’t care if we only manage to get together for an hour to talk about all the things that are stopping us from writing and all the things we’d like to write if we had time, and I don’t care if sometimes only two of us make it…But I know when I see you guys and talk writing I get inspired, I feel like a writer (even if I have 10 other job titles before that one), and that I get more done (even if it’s just thinking).” – Holly

Continue reading

How do you know when a project is finished?

My daughter looks at one of my paintings. “Is that finished yet Mum?

Stand up Sister – Trudi Sutcliffe ©

I study the painting. “I don’t think so. It needs something else.” (What that ‘else’ is, I just don’t know, it could be one of so many things.)

It looks finished to me. I think your problem Mum is that you over do it.”

Words from a babe can be so spot on.

Continue reading