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I cradled the torn recycled wine box in my arms. I carefully opened the lid that was hanging by a shredded corner and peered inside. Dozens upon dozens of Broadway Playbills were squeezed tightly into the space where six bottles of wine had once resided. “I could use one of those bottles right now”, I thought as I struggled over the decision to ship the box or throw it away. My heart was as heavy as the box of memories before me, each Playbill representing a significant turning point throughout my fifteen years living in New York City.



Practice moving from creative thought to creative action more quickly.

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Great ideas cannot live, and creative habits cannot be formed if there is no action. Ideas in the imagination space are useless if they are not shared or prototyped. Intentions, too, will not find their destiny if we do not act upon them.

Without action, wonderful ideas and good intentions will become lazy thoughts, longing, and wishful thinking. Wait too long to get to the action space, and those thoughts and desires become little pests of anxiety and stress. …

In these last days of a seemingly horrific year, I sit in reflection setting my intentions for the ultimate “reset” — the new year. The current global narrative sends the message that we are to hope for a better year ahead, a ‘reset’ to brush away all the disappointment of “a year lost”. But what if it isn’t a reset we need, and rather a reframe?

As a creative, I look back with clarity on 2020 as the year that awakened my dormant creative super strengths. It was a transformative year. Amongst all the anxiety I was gifted a new…

Holly Blondin

Creative Artist. Professor, Strategic Design. Educator of Creative + Innovation Methodologies. Speaker. Blogger — A Creative Life Revealed

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