Letters for Creatives #50: 1 year anniversary
I can't believe it but we are here
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It has been almost a year since I started writing letters to you every Thursday. It was 5 September, 2020 when this project started. I had no idea how to keep writing to you every week. There are only be so much cliche advice I can give in terms of creativity. It was such a ride to go from not having any idea to writing 2 or 3 letters every week to keep everything under control and not being late to your mailbox.
Huge thanks to David for the advice to put weekly poem in each letter and adding different sections for each letter.
Shoutout to Zainab, Samantha, Sandra, Steve, Karen, Jo, Victoria, Shae, Katy, Jen, Ariel, Luna and Emily for enriching the poetry section of this letter. I am never going to get over your talent in writing and storytelling. Thank you.
Read the letters I wrote since January 2021 if you missed any:
January poetry prompts and annual planning
February writing prompts and my reading list
March writing prompts and a chance to get your writing featured
April writing prompts and dealing with burnout
May writing prompts, get featured and ideas for your creative space
September prompts and sparrows
Writing advice from great writers and indie author spotlight
Imitate your favourite writers
The daily routine of Maya Angelou
Seth Godin advice to aspiring authors and authors
Where to get inspired and keep creating
Life advice from Warren Buffett's son as a musician and composer
Go down a rabbit hole without distractions
Perception, routine and change
Resources for aspiring authors and creators
Clubhouse and more resources for creators
Work-life integration and mental wellness
Go through adversity by taking actions
Getting comfortable with discomfort
Feel your feelings and transform how you feel
Spending time offline to reset
Learn to be peacefully ambitious
Ways to stay productive when you are overwhelmed
Grit in spite of mental blocks
Imposter syndrome and advice from Seth Godin
Poetry is my therapy - Be my guest vol. 1 (Thank you Samantha! You saved me that week!)
Tell me about your favourite poem or poet
One of letter is about sustainability and zero waste with YouTube channels for your educational entertainment.
Check out the essays and medley I wrote in 2020.
Leave a comment if any one of the above inspires you and share your thought with me.
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What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?
Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields.
— Days by Philip Larkin
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