There’s nothing like the CLMOOC to get the creative juices flowing…and the inspiration turned up high. Ideas are arriving–pouring in fact–in flash flood proportions. So I’m working hard to use the inspiration and not let the flood of ideas overwhelm and distract me.
This Summer Manifesto was posted this weekend…and I knew I would take it up and create one of my own–early in the summer, before my work pushes the good intentions from my priority list. I hope this manifesto will be something I can return to throughout the summer to help remind me of my intentions.
So here goes:
Spend time outdoors every day: exploring with my camera, walking/hiking for exercise, enjoying the sun and sea breezes…
Explore with my camera: try new strategies and techniques, go places in my community I haven’t yet visited, and see familiar places in new ways
Celebrate moments: take the time to breathe and laugh in the moment, even when they are squeezed between obligations and obstacles
Play: find the playful moments in everything I do…I even want to make brushing my teeth more like play!
Make stuff: digitally and physically, and keep trying even if it isn’t beautiful…and even share those “makes” that don’t quite turn out
Try something new: even if it’s scary!
And most of all, enjoy my family, quiet time, and a bit of adventure!
(I originally composed this manifesto in Noteography in my attempt to tty something new and make it more beautiful. It offered Twitter as a way to publish it…and here’s my first try at embedding a Tweet on my blog post. If you know a better way to use Noteography or some other application for similar purposes…I’d love to learn from you!)
— Kim Douillard (@kd0602) June 17, 2014