Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer
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Connection, not Perfection

The blog title has been borrowed from a livejournal friend Jabberworks, who recently gave a fantastic TedxWhitehall talk entitled "How to grow, by embracing our mistakes" - on failure, perfection and drawing. It's well worth a watch, click here! Her main point is that through art we connect, that's the important thing - the art itself doesn't have to be perfect. It's more important to keep working consistently and improving!

One of her habits is to do a daily sketch, however busy she is.... I want to get back to blogging daily, however short the post! I did this in 2008 (admittedly pre kids), but I know that I enjoy writing, I certainly get a lot of pleasure re-reading my writing, and I know that getting into this habit helps me feel grounded and helps me make sense of my life.

So, a daily blog it is. Even if it's only a quote and a picture! Or my daily snapshots and my thoughts. I remind myself of the bigger patchwork picture I'm building over time with the blog. One of my first (and favourite blog posts) talks about this patchwork idea.

To help me along, I've listed out all the missing blogs I wanted to write from the last 6 months, only 20 to do! Will add the links as I complete them.

- Twitter update Feb 2018
- Skiing, Spa and Self confidence.
- monthly update Markus
- monthly update Patrick
- twitter updates (from (from Dec 2017)
- resolutions update end Feb
- New Sofa
- Boys' New Room
- changing Kindergarten
- 2017 in Snapshots, aka counting my blessings
- christmas day
- christmas eve
- Samichlaus im Wald
- Silvesterlauf
- Tram 8 Festival
- TEDxZurich
- London visit LT Awards Nov
- London visit October Herbstferien
- Summer holidays
- Markus' Birthday
- lj review - first sentence of each year
- Easter
- Buddha's Birthday
- Markus monthly update
- Patrick monthly update
- Twitter updates
- Resolution update
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