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“Life, a good life, a great life is about “Why not?” May we never forget it.” 

― Danielle Steel
Original Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Oh look, I’ve used this quote before. Guess it must be true:) Bonus quote!

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

― Shel Silverstein

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That I Can Do

Hmm, Tuesday. What to write?

Do I have a draft of anything started?

(checks draft folder) No.

Do I have an idea for an interesting topic? Sure. Time to expand on it? Not so much.

New experiments in food and/or art?

Nothing ready to share.

Cute pictures of the cat?

No. Let’s face it, our cat is more fiend than fluff ball.

Inspirational quote about work plus adorable stock imagery?

That I can do.

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I’ve probably used this quote before. Still relevant!

“Try looking at your mind as a wayward puppy that you are trying to paper train. You don’t drop-kick a puppy into the neighbor’s yard every time it piddles on the floor. You just keep bringing it back to the newspaper.” 

― Anne Lamott
Photo by Jairo Alzate on Unsplash

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Today, work work work. 

Did I wake up tired? Did I procrastinate a little too much? Does everything I say or do today seem not quite right? 

Yes.

No matter.

It’s time to work. It may not be the fun kind, but it is the kind worth doing. 

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

— Jack London

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Photo by Oxana Melis on Unsplash

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Who’s With Me?

“Let’s save tomorrow’s troubles for tomorrow.” 

― Patricia Briggs

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Photo by Christian Widell on Unsplash

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“Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What’s excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly.”

― Hank Green

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Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash

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It’s June. June!* 

I’m in the mood to do new things. It’s also the beginning of the month, which, thanks to the “fresh start effect” is a great time to embark on new ventures.

“The fresh-start effect hinges on the idea that we don’t feel as perfect about our past as we’d like. We’re always striving to be better. And when we can wipe out all those failures and look at a clean slate, it makes us feel more capable and drives us forward.”

— Dr. Katherine Milkman

Behavioral nudges are my jam.

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I actually did start a new project yesterday, and it felt good. Today I decided to think about said project while crossing off the residual items weighing down my list. That felt good too.

Now it’s time to dive in.

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* I would have written about this yesterday but you know, Tuesdays.

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“…the simplest and most important thing of all: the world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.”

― Caitlin Moran

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Photo by Chris Curry on Unsplash

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Oh, this is fun. If you have a little map, environment and/or geography geek streak, check out this interactive:

River Runner by Sam Learner

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“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.”

― Wendell Berry

When a raindrop falls, where does it go? If it falls on my hometown, it flows 390km to the Atlantic Ocean.

If it falls on the Denver Broncos’ Mile High 50-yard line, just east of the Continental Divide, the path to the Gulf of Mexico is 3862km!

Click a starting point and the site will calculate a route and then do a visual fly-over. I wish it covered places outside the US but it’s still a fun and impressive window into data from the always excellent USGS.*

* Ah, the USGS, font of so much maptitude! Wait, is that a volcano webcam? Stop browsing, woman, you have work to do! But remind me to tell you my volcano story someday:)

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river running through a forested glade
Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash

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As You Like

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”

— Katharine Hepburn
Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash

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“When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.”

— Albert Einstein

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Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash

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