The Year of Saying Yes

Ever since my decision to quit the real world, I’ve been kicking around a few ideas of what exactly next year will look like.  Other than publishing The Queen of England: Coronation and completing Book #2, at the top of the list is a concept I’m calling ‘The Year of Saying Yes.’  It’s mostly because, for unknown reasons, I find myself on the distribution list for a number of local events and invitations within the UAE.  Given I (currently) have a full time job, it’s practically impossible to RSVP ‘yes’ to pretty much anything.

Next year, I want to change that.

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It could happen.

No matter how random the event, if it is within my ability to attend, I’m going to try and say ‘yes.’

And in the spirit of ‘yes,’ I tested the waters last night.  There was an offer to attend a (free) film master class with Italian film director Alina Marazzi (yes, working on a campus like NYUAD can sometimes be a good thing). Although it’s not something I would usually attend, I decided it was time to make a change.  So, I sent my RSVP and showed up at the appointed time.

Did the session change my life or creative direction?  It did not.

Did I have some insight into two of my WIPs?  I did.

Was it interesting to listen to another creative type discuss their work and process?  It was.

Will I always sit next to the person making the most noise and creating the most distractions?  I will.  

Would I attend something similar if it was offered before I leave?  Yes, I would.

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This is my ‘yes’ face.

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