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Kelly J. Cooper

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Observations [Mar. 11th, 2007|03:28 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Looking at my desk, I see a huge mess.

But I also see projects that I really want to do...
  • A sketchpad that wants drawings and has sketches that need scanning in
  • A copy of You Grow Girl! that I want to review for the Garden Club newsletter
  • A note to myself to SUBMIT A CLASS to the Cambridge Center for Adult education (written on a print-out of the submissions deadlines)
  • The book Learn To Be An Optimist, whose exercises I want to continue
  • Notes for www.kjccoaches.com
  • Notes for a flyer to put out by the minicomics to try and convince comickers to let me edit their minicomics
  • An interesting looking SF books that unfortunately turned out to be #3 in a series
  • An infinite number of little pieces of paper on which are written notes and notations about things to do
  • A sticky note reminding me to do my taxes early
  • A pile of Seabury Quinn books starring Jules de Grandin, Supernatural Sleuth, reminding me that I want to write an article about Quinn
  • A stack of the books I've read over the past six or so years and used to work on my brain that I want to review here
  • A copy of The Blue Pages that I need to check regarding stores that I like
  • A copy of Scott McCloud's Making Comics that I want to read
  • My new Czech phrasebook that I want to annotate for key phrases and my Prague travel book that I need to pick through more for things to do in Prague
  • Books I've completed and want to list and review here
  • A book that needs to go on my Pub Fiction web page
  • A copy of Worms Eat My Garbage reminding me to write a publishable article on vermiculture as well as a couple of small articles for the Garden Club newsletter
  • A book on travel writing that I desperately want to at least skim in consideration of my imminent trip to Prague
  • A book on personal coaching reminding me to create some forms for coaching clients
  • A bunch of books about comics, comics making, and comics history that I want to use as references to write about comics more


  • A print-out of the things I wanted to turn into resolutions, listed in this LJ post, of which I've done practically NONE

The mess is mostly disheartening, but I want it to be exciting. It has so much potential and looks like fun!

I wish I had a cup of motivation.

[User Picture]From: lillibet
2007-03-11 11:51 am (UTC)
I often find that the plane is a good time for figuring out what exactly I want to do in a new city.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-03-11 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yep, I do too. I just want to see if there's anything I need to know in advance, so that I can get more information while I have the chance and before I get to the foreign country.
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[User Picture]From: bookly
2007-03-11 02:38 pm (UTC)
Barbara Sher's book "Live the Life You Love" talks about clutter, and how it's all potential. :) If you don't have a copy and would like to hear more, I could type in a few of her suggestions for dealing with it... or about dealing with resistance, if that would be more helpful.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-03-11 07:34 pm (UTC)
Heh. Well, since I loved her I could do anything, if only I knew what it was and I'm in the middle of Refuse To Choose! I should probably just buy the book.

The trick is implementation though...

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[User Picture]From: whitebird
2007-03-11 09:54 pm (UTC)
The trick is implementation though...

That's where it all falls down, you see...
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[User Picture]From: metagnat
2007-03-12 10:40 am (UTC)
You rock, just keep *that* in mind.

I know motivation is hard to come by, but you helped me, and I still think about some of your recommendations when I need to get stuff done. You should take some of your own advice. You can do it!

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-03-13 04:19 am (UTC)
Heh, thanks.

It's REALLY hard to take my own advice.

Problem-solving stuff INSIDE my head is weird and convoluted in a way that problem-solving OUTSIDE my head is not.
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