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It’s Out!

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Isn’t it pretty?? My new, shiny and purple book arrived from the printers and I am madly excited! “It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” is officially out now:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1988286506

Launching the book properly seems like a good idea, so please join me for an official Book Launch of “It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time” at Centennial Market, the current home of Wheelie Good Coffee and more books with the Books and Beans store.
Everyone welcome – I’ll be signing books, and there’ll be hot drinks, book-related goodies and even UglyCakes available!

Saturday, November 3rd 10am – 3pm at Centennial Market, 1230 Broad St. Regina

RSVP with Failbook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/507137736420878/
If anyone has started Nanowrimo by then too, feel free to bring along your Work In Progress. Get a free coffee refill every time you write 1000 words!

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Ikigai – a reason for being

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Ikigai – where are you right now?

Ikigai – your ‘reason for being.’ Of course the Japanese have a word, and an infographic to explain this concept! I would argue that getting yourself into the central segment on here is almost impossible most of the time. Why do the fun things in life never pay the bills? And if they did, would they still be fun? Nevertheless, the Ikigai balance looks like something to aspire to.
It occurs to me that a central theme in my ‘It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time’ book is trying to find the sweet spot balancing working at something I enjoy and following my passions, and actually having to earn a living. That theme is pretty universal for creative types, I feel. Over the years I have swung from the ’empty feeling’ working for other people, to the ‘sense of uncertainty’ (for which I read “crippling self-doubt”) with my own businesses, and now as an aspiring writer, I am definitely in the No Wealth camp. But aren’t we all?! To my mind, ‘happy but broke’ is always a better option than ‘rich but bored.’
What is your Ikigai spot?