Monthly Archives: May 2012

the courage to do what you love to do – part 2

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ”                –   Marianne Williamson

It takes so much curragh to end or even only interrupt one’s  pass, to take the next exit, to disembark the fast moving train. But we never know what we will find there if we do not go and figure it out. At the end, you can go back to the fast moving highway or speed train, what’s wrong with taking a break to see what live can become when you start trusting your own abilities ?

Don’t get fooled by the ones who will tell you that you will regret …

what’s left from a 4 day weekend

Yes, it was a four day weekend and I really enjoyed it even though I did not stopped working entirely, at least I did checked the work email and yes I did answered some of them…But being back to work the second day, I feel drained again.

So I choose to do what I really love to do and started to use for the first time picasa, an photo editing program for free from google  – and I looove it.

The photos I took on the trip to the alps last weekend turned out so nicely,  that now I am a little bit happier an can go to sleep to start tomorrow morning the challenges of my work live with more energy.

the curragh to do what you love to do

I can’t remember when I first listen to Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk on nurturing creativity, but today  I remembered it again and had to listening to it once more.

It touched me again as it did the first time – nothing left to say but thanks for the divine which mad me find this talk in the first place…

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

the responsibility of beeing creative – or the challange of being employed

working in the architecture business I am challenged often by the different ideas and requests of both the client and my boss.

While I am honest to my bones, my boss’s main focus is to make money and to glimmer in the world of the rich and famous.

Taking on new assignments and promising the impossible makes me want to cry out loud, but at the same time I have to sit still and smile, playing the game by showing interest and pretending that everything is possible.

Sometimes I wonder if people really want to be lied at.  To finalize a project in a very very short time frame is one thing, but inventing all the details, finalizing materials and changing the concept within this time is a crime. A crime towards the original great idea, the original and the intended feel of the result of the project. And in the end it is a crime against the client who originally wanted to do a project outside the box, creating a new identity.

Why is it so difficult to be honest in the beginning? Why does a client and all parties become so stressed out and take on so much failure instead of taking the time, discussing the pro and cons and than after finalizing the most important things starting the process? So much money would be saved, so much human sanity would be protected and so much more beauty would be created!

How much ego can a project take on? How much ego can I take on from my boss and from some of the clients who act as they where the ruler of the universe??? What’s so wrong with being honest and straight to the point?