"People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything," says a Tagalog proverb. I'd like you to remember that in the coming days. It may be quite important for you to make mistakes. Your path to the next stage of mastery might even require you to take some detours into mediocrity. In fact, I bet that one of the keys you stumble on while you're off-track will eventually allow you to unlock a higher expression of your unique genius.
Whatever you choose to focus your attention on, you will get more of it. If you often think of everything you lack and how sad you are that you don't have it, you will tend to receive prolific evidence of how true that is. As you obsess on all the ways your life is different from what you wish it would be, you will become an expert in rousing feelings of frustration and you will attract experiences that assist you in rousing frustration.
If, on the other hand, you dwell on the good things you have already had the privilege to experience, you will expand your appreciation for their blessings, which in turn will amplify their beneficent impact on your life. You will also magnetize yourself to receive further good things, making it more likely that they will be attracted into your sphere. At the very least, you will get in the habit of enjoying yourself no matter what the outward circumstances are.
The universe has decided to send you on a trip. It might be an actual, physical trip to some place you've always dreamed of going, or it might be a trip down Memory Lane. Either way, once you're on the road, you'll be glad that you went along for the ride. It's good to get away from it all, and you're due -- no, overdue. Why not invite someone else along? You may be able to create some memories that you'll share forever.
I'm happy to be back home amongst my friends. I'm happy to have creative outlets, and to be meeting new creative people. I'm happy that I have loving pets. I'm happy that I have a job with a decent income. I'm happy that I know a lot of hot babes.
The concept of detours into mediocrity makes me cringe.
And as for the trip... I'm still looking for somebody who wants to come with me on the Aug. 7th-8th weekend for an overnight to Bemidji. Hot tub!