Day Six: Thinking Outside the Box

As child I always promised myself I would not get caught up in the “norms” of the world.  I was going to stay fun and creative.  I would also NEVER have that marriage I saw on TV.  You know the ones with man in his office ALL day while the wife is cleaning and cooking ALL day…  What enjoyment could one POSSIBLY get out of that?!?!?

Anywho.  I believe I am still a bit creative; especially after I get an idea going…  Then, there is no stopping me.

Take my first child’s first birthday for example.  A Luau.

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Fifty-ish people.  (Granted we did share the day with a friend.)

Decorations and party gifts galore.   We even had a beach scene wall to take family pictures in front of!!

Food.  The Food.  More than an army would need.

BUT!  I had a VISION!!  It had to look the way it did in my head.  And it did!  Does Derek remember?  No!  (lol)  But we have lots of nice pictures!!

The parties have calmed down a bit over the years.  Now, I often have a hard time figuring out what to do until the last minute.  :-/

Maybe I am loosing my “thinking outside the box” ability!??!??!

When I think about writing I often have a hard time thinking of original stories.  That’s probably why most of my stuff is real life.  I LOVE FICTION.  I am just not, currently, great at the brainstorming part.  The “norms” of the world have sucked me in!!!  All the stories I like in my head are stemming from stories  I have read!  Who wants to read a spin of a story already done??!!!?  NOT ME!

(Click for another great article on thinking outside the box.)

We definitely need to be able to think outside the box.  It gives the stories more flavor.  It enables us to write something different and worth reading each time.

The good news is, I do believe, that with a little work and studying I can get my creative self back in action, and then, LOOK OUT WORLD!!!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Find your you and hang on tight!***

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Author to Be!!

So, blogging being my newest and greatest, I have begun writing two books!!  🙂  This is not a new idea.  I told my husband, just the other day, that I had started, oh let’s see…  three or so books in the past.  I had just never shared the idea before.  😉  I didn’t plan to share it now; I just needed a Blog topic for the day!  lol!

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I am an LPN, (for those of you who don’t know).  I worked, mostly, in geriatrics.  I am good at it.  I loved them, and they loved me.  I only quit nursing because I had my boys.  I wanted to be able to raise my own babies.  We weren’t sure if it would work out, but it did.  Here we are three and a half years later.  🙂

In high school I wanted to be an interior designer.  People said that was totally awesome, and then, they proceeded to tell me how hard that would be to get into.  I decided not to try it.  I didn’t really know WHAT to do, until my second year of college…  I had been working in an assisted living facility, and I decided I would go to school to be a nurse.  I liked the people, but wanted to get paid more.  Then I got married and moved to Cali.  I ended up doing LPN school there, since nursing, of course, made TOTAL sense then.  With my husband moving all the time, I could always find a nursing job!

Back to present day…

Stemming from the creative “I want be an interior designer” side of me, I have had an extensive list of career change choices since having the kids. I wanted to be a cake decorator, a photographer, a wedding planner, and a florist.  At one point, I was going to have a business to do them all.  That’s me!  Instead of picking a focus, I want to DO IT ALL!!!!

So, as I said, I am now going to be an author.  I have three non fiction ideas, and one fiction idea.  I have started one non fiction book and I have brainstormed the fiction book.  

We will see how it goes I guess.  😉  

If anyone has any advice out there, PLEASE, feel free to comment!!!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Follow your dreams; whatever they may be.  You’ll be happier, AND it will save a lot of time and money.  😉 ***  

And now I have a writing friend!
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