Throwback Thursdays: I'm on my way!

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Title Insurance with First American Title

Today was one of those day’s I felt like a babykins toddler with my back flaps down going somewhere in a big hurry full of intention, but not getting very far.

I really don’t have a lot of photos of my early early years. But then again, there really weren’t a lot of photos taken back then and those that were have been distributed throughout the family over the years.

Yet it’s funny and ironic that this one survived and is still in my possession. It never fails to make me smile and as I get older I have to chuckle as I recognize how accurately it still kind of portrays me and my journey through life. Yep... That’s me alright, I’m on my way!

I was working on new clock hour classes all day today and wrote myself into a corner. I’m so so so close to finishing the next class but I can’t stop myself from editing, rewriting, and fidgeting with this and that. I hope I haven’t irritated my neighbors. I’ve been pacing and talking very outloud to myself all day and it’s a warm summer afternoon and my doors and windows are open.

First steps... 1951.

It’s nothing serious, someday’s are just that, someday’s. I have a lot of experience with big projects, deadlines, making plans, doing intricate processes, strategizing, and creating. But sometimes, like today, I couldn’t shut that darned editor off. There’s nothing that will kill creativity faster than trying to be creative with the editor on. I used to teach this!

When you’re creating there is no bad ideas so don’t worry about spelling, grammar or anything, just rough it out as best and fast as you can until it’s all out there on the page. Then, and only then, turn that critical left brain back on and edit to your hearts content. Now that you have all the clay you need, create the shape you want to present.

So today is one of those eating humble pie kinda days. Like I love to say and say it often, “Practice what you preach and demonstrate it.” :O) So I finally put it down, walked away, and I’ll come back to it later. I’ll pick it up again tomorrow after our Activerain Meetup in the morning (July 22, 2016) and I’m sure I’ll be in a better creative mindset to finish this project after a fine breakfast and some great conversation with Charles Buell and a few AR friends at the 14 Carrot Cafe on Eastlake, Seattle.

Photo by: Mom
Date: circa 1951
Place: Renton Highlands

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Chris Ann Cleland
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I'm definitely getting better at walking away from tasks when I am burned out. 

Love the pic.  Thanks for sharing it.

Jul 22, 2016 09:11 AM #13
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Great to see you this morning Rene. As to the picture, what comes to my mind is, Bottom's Up!

Jul 22, 2016 10:51 AM #14
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                               Thank you Rene Fabre 

Jul 23, 2016 11:19 AM #15
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Good morning Rene Fabre ,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! Loved the photo ..is hilarious! You are so right about being creative and getting the general gist down and then go back and edit!

Jul 23, 2016 11:01 PM #16
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You know what I like most about this post Rene? It's plain to see that you're heading straight for the door to the outside world. That takes courage with or without your butt being covered. Here via Kathy!

Jul 24, 2016 01:11 AM #17
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Rene, I remember a fun meetup several years ago at the 14 Carrot Cafe - what a fun place!  And love the picture and wisdom that went with it.

Jul 24, 2016 01:13 AM #18
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I love everything about this post.  Not only is it good advice, it's something we can all relate too.

Adorable photo too!

Jul 24, 2016 01:24 AM #19
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This is such a cute photo of you. Recognize your head but not your derriere.  Well, that is another blog for you.

Jul 24, 2016 01:59 AM #20
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Rene, I always love the windows into your past that you open...including the back-doors! Sage advice and I look forward to hearing about the MeetUp, and it takes me back to ours that Debb Janes set up years ago. Gosh what a great time that was!

Jul 24, 2016 02:01 AM #21
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That's retty funny, Rene, and a very appropriate photo for your post! HOpe you had a great time at your meet-up!

Jeff

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Hi Rene Fabre what an adorable photo to post.... and I wish I could be at your meetup....have a great breakfast.... have a side of crispy bacon for ME....

Jul 24, 2016 05:40 AM #23
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Your picture says it all! 

Jul 24, 2016 10:36 AM #24
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Rene Fabre - my style of 'creation' is different! It just 'flows! I do edit few things but most of the time, it's my heart speaks and head listens... That's just me!

And for TBT, precious moments captured - since 1951! Wow!

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Thanks Jeff Dowler CRS !! We had a great meetup... This little photo keeps me humble and thankful, ~ just sayin'  Which reminds me to be present, hopefully of value, with a smile, having some fun, and hopefully I'm not so full of myself that what I bring to the table is more important than me me me :O) 

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Hi Barbara Todaro ... Thanks! Wish you could be at one of our Seattle Meetups too!!! That would be so cool! I've said it before, and it still is true. I think it would be fun to do a tour and catch a bunch of meetups where I know you so well here on AR, but wouldn't it be a blast to be in the same room for awhile... And... I did have a side of crispy bacon, just for you, of course! It totally passed my high standards test for bacon with breakfast... I think you'd have approved! ;O) 

Jul 26, 2016 10:20 AM #27
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Thanks Janice Ankrett !!! It kinda does, doesn't it...  I keep it on the wall in my kitchen, next to the sink, so when I'm making my morning coffee I'm reminded that though I've plotted out my accomplishments for the day, don't forget to check your back flaps! ;O)

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Praful Thakkar ... Good for you! I agree, let the heart talk first, edit later if there's a need.

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Hello Rene

I almost missed this post and I know it's older, but a classic photo and featured to the group:

EXPRESS WITH WORDS AT ACTIVERAIN

Aug 04, 2016 09:50 AM #30
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Thanks Bob!.. Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ... and thank you for the feature!

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You are very welcome Rene ...

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