The world of the creative and designers have always seemed like the cool kids club or something, but I have only recently realized that creativity and being a creative are not merit badges that one earns, but rather a label that one’s self gets to define and identify with. Listening, understanding, and finding solutions, or also known as counseling is a very much a creative process the I engage in on a daily basis. I have also come to appreciate other aspects of my personal life, that can also be defined as creative.
I am a bit bummed that I won’t be able to attend Creative Mornings Chattanooga this Friday. So in honor of all things creative, here are the things that I listened to last week:
•How to Design a Life
•You Can Design Climate Change
•Designing a Family
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I’ve tried to keep up with various things, got a couple of books that I am reading simultaneously, have kept up with popular media, and of course I have listened to various podcasts during my commutes to and fro.
Here are some interesting and pertinent ones from last week:
• American Hook Up
• Bruce Springsteen
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I was once a swimmer who had a coach that thought I would be a great person to swim the 200 butterfly- at every single meet. The 200 fly is not easy- long enough where you can not sprint, but short enough where it’s not a true distance event where you just hold a consistent pace. The strategy was to chop up the event into 3 sections: 50-100-50. Take the first 50 fairly easy, build up your pace during the 100, and pour out whatever you got left to bring it back home for the final 50.
For many students, they are in the 4th quarter, 3rd trimester, or the back half of the 2nd semester. This can also be a stressful time for students and parents, as the pressures to succeed, or simply pass. It can feel like a mad sprint to the end of the year, while others are still trying to get out of cruise control. Here are some tips to make the end of the year as successful as possible. Read the rest of this entry »