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Something to leave you speechless

How you treat someone, says everything about you and nothing about the other person. Here is an interesting YouTube snippet brought to us by the good people at Mindvally.

It is really something to think about. This was not what I was expecting when I saw the title of the video.

Have yourself an awesome day.

This post links to a month’s long daily blogging challenge, during November. See who else has signed up to be a Little Pepper HERE. It’s called NANO POBLANO a.k.a. NaBloPoMo

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What’s the best writer’s joke you know?

Today I hope to make you chuckle. This little spark was on the radio  many moons ago, while I was driving home. Due to the fact that I blogged it way back when, I can still share it with great detail.

There once was this boy, blond hair with summer speckles, named John. From the earliest age, John dreamt of only one profession.

One day Grandma while stationed in her kitchen cooking  asked, “John me boy, what do you want to become when you grow up?” He looked up into her grey eyes. Her hair was up in a bun and the aroma of her cooking filled the room.
“Well Grans, you know I really want to become a writer” his innocent ten-year old voice replied.
“Oh! Why that is certainly interesting. What kind of things would you write?” she beamed.
“I want to write things, which will make people cry. They must become angry. They must be overcome with emotion. They must want to jump up and scream!” John said earnestly.

Years passed since then. So what do you think John does today?

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John is employed by Microsoft. He writes their error messages.

This post links to a month’s long daily blogging challenge, during November. See who else has signed up to be a Little Pepper HERE. It’s called NANO POBLANO.

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Sometimes flaws are beautiful. A look at the creation of the 2017 NANO POBLANO badge

This year, I’ve not been around a lot. M.I.A. from this blog, because I’ve been busy. Apart from taking care of my children and household I’ve also got a 8 hour day job. When I’ve had some down time, I’ve spent much of it trying to learn new life skills, new creative skills which will in turn also enable me to finish my writing projects.

I’ve been struggling tying to find and work with free design software. I was shocked to learn the price of Adobe’s photo-shop and Illustrator. Do they really charge a monthly fee, just to use a program? And then it all happens on some virtual cloud?

Urg, I’m still frustrated at this new avenue, many software developers have chosen to take. Where are the good ol’ days when you could simply buy and own a bit of software?So I started looking towards free-ware and Open Source solutions.

I stumbled on quite a few, which I still need to get used to.

Then Rara posted a request for a badge design for the one month long, each day, blogging challenge usually attempted by many bloggers in November. We needed a badge for a specific group of bloggers who signed up to attempt the challenge as a Little Pepper.

It was the ideal opportunity for me to focus on something creative which would not be quite as difficult as an entire illustration. Start small when you are learning new things.

I’m glad I took the time. I fell much more confident that I should be able to work on my project.

The new badge is completely different from last year. I took more of an artistic approach to it. Sorry. For this reason it may not be completely what the group was looking for. I hope they like it anyway.

The badge has some design flaws. Flaws I opted to keep.

I was going for a Chilly Pepper, which was a silhouette in the sunset.

When I was shading the sunset, the program inadvertently made a little space. Some or other setting that needed changing. But, I liked the uneven space. It reminded me of a real sunset. When there is a lot of dust in the air, you will sometimes find part of the light coming through stronger in some patches than in other patches of the sky.

There are other flaws, but for similar reasons I kept them. There was also another reason. My theme this year on this blog has been, that nothing in life is perfect. I challenge myself to accept and embrace the perfect imperfections in myself and my creative endeavours.

Sometimes it’s the flaws in life which make life interesting.

What do you think?

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It is deffinatlly very different from the badge they had last year.

Check out the other fabulous Nano Poblanos!

There you go. The badge of last year is definatly very awesome, and more design like. While mine is more art like.

Considering it is the first time I picked up Inkscape (that’s the Open Source Solution to Adobe Illustrator), to do more than just a practice doodle …

Anyways Darlings, happy NANO POBLANO’ing. Check out the list of other Little Peppers HERE.

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How to overcome procrastination and fear. Change your life today!

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, you have exactly five seconds to pick it up and still be able to eat it. This is called the five second rule. However, when I talk about the five second rule, this food thing ain’t it.

In true five second fashion, the five second rule which can help you overcome your bad habits and stop procrastination, is actually quite simple.

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Before your brain can sabotage you from doing the thing you want to do, you count backwards from 5 to 1. And just like a rocket ship, BOOM! You put into action something.

The below video explains it much better.

So next time you would rather hit the snooze button in the morning. Do the five second rule.

So what are you waiting for?

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GO! write that blog post!

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This post links to a month’s long daily blogging challenge, during November. See who else has signed up to be a Little Pepper HERE. It’s called NANO POBLANO.

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