May message to 2011 OPYPC

Mother may I…enjoy the detours?

I hope this message finds all you OPYPC peeps well! Happy May! How are your Power Years going?

Please feel free to share your progress on the Facebook Power Year wall; inspiration is contagious and what you are devoting your time and energy to may be just the kick in the pants someone else can use.

Yesterday I read 101 Things I Learned in Film School and really liked the sentiment of “Have a plan, but enjoy the detours.” It’s important to remember to remain fluid and accept that trial and error are part of the creative process. It’s important to not beat yourself up over detouring sometimes—and to explore where that detour may take you.

TASK:

Review your SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time bound) goals and reflect/record what worked last month and how you will improve for this month.

Identify one of the items that distracted you, that set you on a detoured path, over the past four months, and further explore it for one day. Reflect and write about it (if applicable, blog about it!).

May Challenge:

As an artist/designer/maker/creative, do you know your own identity? What drives you? What do you value and stand for? Write a one-page or less personal statement.

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