#DontHideYourFly

#DontHideYourFly Often times, people think of life as linear. They imagine life as a perfect timeline, where schooling takes this amount of time, you find you partner at such and such an age, get married, have kids, yadda ya, yadda ya– all milestones reached at preconceived times. All imagined benchmarks that people assume will just…

Iron Sharpens Iron

Work with people much older than you. Read the books that they read. Study those who have done great things. Draw from people who inspire you. Iron sharpens iron!  Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote, “One day the poor will have nothing to eat but the rich.” Rousseau’s writings, specifically “The Social Contract” (published in 1762!!) were instrumental…

Rock With Soul

I’m not technical when it comes to painting but, I enjoy painting. By sharing my paintings, I’m forced to open up and be vulnerable. By sharing our authentic selves, we open ourselves up to constructive criticism which helps us grow and build confidence. Other times, confidence comes from becoming/creating something and standing by it without…

Creative Writing Prompt 

Tell this story. I’d love to read what story you painted to go along with one of my fave photos. Submit to: noel@noelclark.com

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Writer’s block happens.  Read that several times. Take a few deep breaths. Let it sink in. It happens, the trick is to write through it!  You don’t have to fall in love with what you’ve written immediately. Sometimes we need to write, walk away then return. There’s inspiration everywhere. Change your environment, music, mood, take a…