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Staying Inspired

Reflections of Raleigh vocalist, musician, writer, and creative connector
Sep
24

Staying Inspired - a Literary Work in Progress

My name is Paula C Snyder. I am not a medical doctor or PhD. My college Bachelor’s Degree shows a major in Psychology. (I use it on myself to stay sane).   I am a vocalist, musician, songwriter, artist, and motivational speaker with fairly equal right and left brain function. I am mature (after ripening for years), and experienced (plenty of bad with some amazing goods).   What do I know about “Staying Inspired”?   Staying Inspired is how I survive whatever life throws at me, and still end up in a joyful state. I know the benefits of staying inspired because I have experienced many different things in my life by following my own unique path, (often despite the well-intended advice of others). I have tried and failed. I have tried and succeeded too. I’ve lived, and learned. I want to keep living -- and learning.   My body is wearing...
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Dec
29

Resolve Resolutions

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If you are like most people, as the end of the year approaches, you begin to formulate New Year's Resolutions.  Gung ho!  Everything sounds WOW on paper.  Raising the bar, you vow to create more, more regularly, spend 1 hour writing a day, or create 5 pair of earrings tomorrow.  Publish an album of music this coming year!  Earn $1,000,000 in royalties by next Christmas.  Get a publisher to notice you.  (Right?)   I do it to myself as well.  Realistically, at least I try to set some goals to work towards (though I don't wait until the end of the year to do so - I do it every day).  I think it is great to have some goals, something to look forward to, something to strive for, but in our creative world, creating is also supposed to be fun!    To me, resolutions and goals are the same thing. ...
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May
12

10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People - Inspiring book!

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Here is an inspiring creative excerpt from David Mezzapelle's new book, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People (click Continue Reading below) : A Surprise Pearl of Wisdom by Marian Heath Axley In 1954, the basketball coliseum was the only place large enough to seat the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences freshman class for their first indoctrination. The class ranks overflowed with Korean War veterans who had opted to get an education with the GI Bill, and the university personnel would be severely strained to accommodate the huge increase in student numbers. A university dignitary on the podium gave a welcoming speech and then an admonishment to the newbies. “Look to your right, look to your left. One of you will not be here next year.”  However, I had no plans of failing out or dropping out. To my right was a mature, beefy guy. To my left was...
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Feb
26

Staying Inspired

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Last year, I retired from my full-time (what some people call “real”) job, to revive my music career.   This is not the first time my creative spirit won over.   In fact, my creative spirit draws me back every time I try to leave it. Folks often tell us we cannot sustain a livable income with creative activities and that they are just hobbies.   They should be put aside, so we might support ourselves and families monetarily.   It is also a competitive world in the arts.   With dreams of fame and fortune, some artists are not even recognized as “great” until after they pass away!    Why do we do it?   Is it wealth, personal satisfaction, dream, or reality?   Personally, I can say that I never really followed the leader or listened to what people told me to do.   (My parents could attest to...
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