On the brink of being completely iced in for the entire weekend, my brain is overloaded with creative bursts and if I don’t get them out of my head I’m sure it’ll explode. Today I was inspired by the video posted below which talks about Parkinson’s Law.
Parkinson’s Law is simply defined as:
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion
In other words, if I say I’m going to finish a project in 3 months that is how long that project will take. Even if I can be done with this particular project in 3 weeks, it will surely expand to a 3 month deadline because that is the amount of time I’ve given myself to second guess my work and dick-around (for lack of a better term).
I’ve been writing a book for two years, with no end date in sight because I want everything about it to be perfect. I don’t mean editing (because of course that has to be right). I mean the types of things I write, the content. I want ink to land perfectly on paper where my readers understand and agree with me fully. I have a never-ending, constantly second guessed, book inside of my smart-phone.
I am realizing that as perfect as I think it has to be, and no matter how much time I spend toiling over such perfection, there’s always going to be something about it that someone isn’t going to vibe with. Simple solution to that nagging thought is: what I’ve created is not intended for that particular person and that’s okay. Otherwise I’ll die a prisoner of words unspoken…and I know that’s dramatic but that is simply the creator in me.
So, with that being said, the book is coming out in March, that is officially the start of my personal new year and why not bring it in with a bang. Until next time enjoy the video below featuring my new favorite person, Lavendaire.
Dream. Love. Inspire.