In the most unlikely of places

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who will challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life — Amy Poehler

I’m very excited about this upcoming weekend. I get to hang out with my technical advisor (for my novel) and meet some new folks along the way. Not sure how much hands-on stuff I’ll get to do but I’m hoping to deepen my knowledge base on what my advisor is so well-versed in.

Aside from deepening my knowledge base, what I’m wistfully hoping for, is to make new creative connections and find new and challenging ways to push my storytelling abilities. Even if it’s not obvious right away, I wouldn’t mind if the potential for collaboration (done in a similar vein with my advisor) appeared somewhere down the road. It doesn’t have to happen right away unless there is a reason for it. I’m thinking about the need-to-be-told stories that haven’t made themselves know to me yet.

It also provides me with a break from the grind. Taking the break will be good for reinvigorating and redoubling my writing efforts.

I have no idea what to expect or what will happen in terms of meeting the other folks. I’d be happy with uncovering a kernel of an idea that can grow into something worth telling.

As it stands, I’m eager for Friday to arrive so that the adventure can begin. I’m eager to reset my brain. I’m eager for all sorts of possibilities to reveal themselves this coming weekend.

I tend to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places and in the most unlikely moments. This coming weekend fulfills both requirements.

Friday can’t come soon enough.

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