Hard Fun and Beautiful - Ripped Web Edition

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Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week.

This week has been uneventful. I realized that I kept trying to make it more exciting by creating more worry. I needed a little more drama to keep things interesting.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been noticing this pattern lately. I’ve been feeling the need to spice up my life with larger emotions. Next week I’m going to try to focus on relaxing with what is going on. Because this is it. This is my life, and it can be a good thing or a bad thing, all depending on my perspective.

Ok, let’s begin…


Pushing and pulling all the right buttons. As I’m writing a blog post or working on my book, I notice that I get upset if the feelings aren’t quite right. I want action and beauty to just mold together perfectly. Work doesn’t happen that way. I know this. I just want the perfect mix to keep happening. I talk about developing my ability to cope with my emotions, but it’s hard. Dealing with my emotions is a journey in itself.


Working with my dad on my house. I see where I get a large part of my work ethic. I feel the need to keep pushing for a little better or a little more. Constantly striving for more is a part of having fun. We have to keep wanting just a little more in order to get better at our jobs. It was fun to see a reflection of myself in my dad.


A spider web. On my walks, I kept running into a spider web. The next day I would come back and forget about it and run into it again. On the third day I remembered. I looked for the spider in the web and it was huge. Its body alone was as big as the tip of my thumb to my first knuckle. This spider just kept building his web back each time. It didn’t care how many times I destroyed it.

What about you?

What has been hard, fun and beautiful in your life? I’ll see you in the comment section.

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Terry Starbucker has been one of my favorite bloggers these past few months. I always find some little nugget of wisdom to take with me. One of his latest posts really made me want to dig a little deeper in my own working life. It was called Wanna Be a Success? Turn Over a Few More Rocks.

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