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 Februaryish 2019
Got Imaginary Letters?
Imaginary letters that create our own authentic path are born of our intuition and inventiveness,.

 The creative process is filled with imaginary letters, numbers, and wombats.  Instead of going from A to B it's more like Whim to Weird to Otherworldly to Wonderful if you let go of rigid expectations and oppressive perfectionism.
For me, the creative process
goes forward three spaces,
back five,
side-ways two,
skinny dips in vulnerability,
tap dances in underwear,
slips on the ice,
takes longer than I thought,
can feel like chaos and look like crap.
But then,
with determined perseverance, revved-up tolerance,

astronomical expectations lowered a hundred tads,
some well-placed questions,

 creativity invites me into its effortless expression, a piece of writing is delivered, a painting gets done.
is key.

“Excitement about things became a habit, a part of my personality, and the expectation that I should enjoy new experiences often engendered the enjoyment itself.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin

Watching hundreds of people with intentions for creative dreams, I see a clear pattern of those who succeed. The people who have a passion for the process keep showing up with an undying energy for what they do, maybe not everyday, and definitely not perfectly, but more days than not.
Or after being gone for awhile, they return with new dedication to persist knowing a break can restore energy.  They are determined, giving up never enters their minds.
Showing-up in the creative process can look different ways. For me, I fuel my perseverance by making sure I regularly ask questions that program my subconscious more than require immediate answers:
  • How can I make this easier?
  • What attracted me to this in the first place?
  • How can I break it down so small that it's hard not to do it?
  • Do I need a walk right now?
  • What if the world's survival depended on me getting to my writing? (okay, that one works only on Mondays)
  • How can I make it fun?
One way to make it fun is by reframing "have to's" and "shoulds" to:
 "I get to ... ..." Free PDF "I get to"  to help
 "I get to write" "I get to publish a newsletter" I get to get the word out about what I do," entices me much more often to show-up than "I should ..." or "I have to..."
Try using I get to.. in front of ALL the items on your To Do list and watch what happens.
 Parallel Universe Time and The Underground Highway to Creative Results are two highly effective ways to stay connected to your creativity.
See below.
Creative Websites for Fun:

Next Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training is August 12 - December 2, 2019
Now Taking Applications
(c) Jill Badonsky 2019

For You if You:
  • Would like to experience the joy of creativity but hesitate for whatever reason
  • Don’t think you can draw or write with skill or creativity
  • Are an artist and a writer looking for fresh approaches and a more defined voice
  • Know creativity is one of our most coveted benefits of being alive and just want to play and meet creative people
  • Are having trouble getting started or returning to your creativity and need a little structure.
Two opportunities:
Thursday March 7, 2019 4-6pm
We-Work Space
600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego CA 92101
Parking underneath is $8/hour or Lyft from free parking
$25 until March 3 $39 after March 3

Thursday March 7, 2019 4-6pm
Writer's Ink
More information here


Saturday in the Park: Creative Writing and Laughing

Saturdays 10-11:30 am
Join me in Balboa Park on the west side of the Botanical Garden building (if it's not raining) for some easy writing prompts and laughter.


Enchanting Taos Retreats:

Camp Creative Thunder  July 16- 20, 2019
Jumpe-start or deepen your creativity.
Especially for the hesitant and doubtful person, looking for new energy, kindred friends, REALLY good food, laughter and pampering
More information here
The Muse in Winter: February 15-19, 2020- sign-up now and break the payments down monthly
Reply to this email or message me.

Parallel Universe Time
Mondays 8am pacific/ 11am eastern
A Kaizen-Muse Tool that Makes Showing Up Easier
Complimentary time, where we hold the space for each other and get LOTS done.
Since 2009! Come and try it, no obligation. All you need is an internet connection and a free download of Zoom.
Meet here on Mondays:
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,887946679# US (San Jose)
+16465588656,,887946679# US (New York)

Welcome to the Underground Highway ... well, it's just the description for the Underground Highway, but I want you to take a deep breath in and imagine you are in a creative community, surrounded by supportive and inspiring kindred spirits, where your creativity is nurtured WITHOUT a lot of pressure in the comfort of your own home. How? Go here

Love, Jill

  Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is founder and director of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training founded in 2004, keynote speaker, multimedia artist, performance poet, yoga teacher, and
author/illustrator of four books on creativity.

What if you met this day as if something wonderful were about to happen?

(c) Jill Badonsky 2019
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The Muse is IN  •  Kensington  •  San Diego, CA 92116

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