stepped out of my comfort zone
and into the woods
in a park i’d never visited
with a group of people i’d never met
to share a scavenger hunt/hike/game night/food/campfire/improv haiku experience
what we had in common was that we all enjoy active social adventures
without knowing how they will go
and sometimes those are the best times of all.
“to be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.”
getting ready to take the big jump. there is power in numbers.
“individually, we are one drop. together, we are an ocean.”
– ryunosuke satoro
*LEARN AND PRACTICE VENTRILOQUISM AND PUPPET SKILLS!
(*This offer recently popped up on my local Meetup Group feed, inviting me to join. It would be one of my worst nightmares. Hopefully, the puppets don’t know where I live.)
‘This group is for anyone who wants to learn to do ventriloquism. After buying a puppet and learning to do ventriloquism, I decided to form this group.We will go through all the basics. I have a guide that will help us and we will follow the lessons. I will only use the skills from the best ventriloquists in the country. This group is something that I have wanted to get together for a long time. This group is open to the public. ‘
“here’s something you never hear:
now that i’ve worked through all my emotional issues,
i’m free to dedicate my life to ventriloquism!”
– dana gould
image credits: google images
our kinder community is made up of little people
who have made all kinds of big choices.
“what is a community? it is the sum total of our choices.”
― fredrik backman
very recently, i received the note below, and was happy to have been one of a huge group of writers on this first-ever collaborative novel writing project. each writer was assigned a date to write her or his chapter, feeding off of the one before it, having never seen it before, and given 24 hours to complete it. i loved the challenge of this project, as well as the international group effort that went into creating it.
In November 2013, around 300 writers from 27 countries (and 44 U.S. states) worked together to write a group novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We called the project #GrammoWriMo; and, clocking in at a total of 130,927 unedited words, we are proud to say that your draft was among the 41,940 completed!
Today, it is with great excitement that the Grammarly team announces the publication of this GrammoWriMo e-book on Amazon. (see above) Thank you for your patience with us through the editing process.
Finally, you’ll note that the e-book is listed for $0.99 on Amazon. Given the theme of the novel, we plan to donate all proceeds from the sale of the book to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
“What you don’t wish for will always be beyond your reach.” ― Micheal Ende
Thank you for all of your contributions to our 2013 GrammoWriMo e-book. We’ll look forward to working with you in 2014!
All the best,
The GrammoWriMo Team
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.
- William Faulkner