Heart and inspiration…

Inspiration comes in many forms. The effects that art, the written word, nature, music and various people, have in our lives are pretty much endless. For me, those endeavoring to make the world a better place, who deal with life’s battles, are a major source of my admiration. Along with this, the people who strive to get through one more day in their chosen work environment, bringing their creativity and dedication to the work table, are positive influences to everyone. Especially in present times.

This particular writing prompt focuses on “someone”; I choose to acknowledge my two daughters, each in differing professions, both, very successful. Neither maintains a strictly “9 to 5” work schedule, focused always with maintaining productive practices in their chosen employment fields. There is much to be said about that, especially in a world where it is so important to bring positive communication and performance to all aspects of a work environment. Dealing with people, with staff and the often difficult situations which can arise, takes knowledge, patience and kindness. Definitely not an easy task, for anyone, but, from my perspective, both my daughters are my inspirational benchmarks for jobs very well done.

From Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop…Write about someone who inspires you.



Organized chaos…

Nothing, absolutely nothing, I do is ever really simple, but, I make it a point to start a project with an outline. Notes everywhere, emails to myself, and thoughts of the plan at hand which awaken me in the middle of the night. That’s how I roll.

My ideas are simple but embedded in a fair amount of mental clutter. If that makes sense. I tend to overthink quite a bit but in a twisted way, that helps to keep me directed.

Beneath this pile of mental chaos lies a fair amount of organization. Trust me. It’s there. On top of that heap, there is a faint glimmer of light which leads the way to the finished results on a given project.

Of course, I always promise myself to streamline all future agendas for plans that are on the horizon, but, when the proverbial excrement hits the fan, I revert back to my time-tested-always-successful way of doing things.

That…is as simple as it will ever get. After all, as Charles Mingus once stated… “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” I resemble that quote.

From Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop…Write a blog post inspired by the word: simple.

Pride…and joy!

It’s the little things, you know? Things that make you smile with anticipation?

Packing for a long overdue trip, for one. Actually, my somewhat OSD (Obsessive Suitcase Disorder) has been in full throttle since airline tickets were booked. Almost three months ago.

I have a thing about planning ahead but that voyage of preparations often runs aground each time I stop and re-think all that’s been put aside. The variables take hold and destination weather takes the lead as I constantly check the extended forecast for the trip.

So far, I’ve packed and re-packed approximately four times. Not just for myself but The Husband as well. That…takes the edge off randomly throwing just anything into the luggage, creating an almost methodical approach to packing only everything which will meet his approval. Or not. It’s a crapshoot.

At the end of this madness, the smiles of family I’ve been dearly missing will be waiting, along with warmer temps, sunshine and, in general, a much needed escape. The most joyful part will be the celebration of our oldest grandson’s college graduation, a wonderful reminder of so many magical things life brings.

Making the time to experience such joy is a blessing…and a gift.

From Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop…Write about something that brought you joy this week.