J.K. Riki

Creative Life

Hiatus

I feel bad having to do another break in the blog after the summer dizzy issues kept me away, but it looks like my health is struggling again and a hiatus would be wise. Not sure what the root of the problem is at the moment, and been to the doctor many times in the past few weeks. For some reason I’m having trouble breathing, and my heart keeps racing…
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NaNoWriMo Approaches

October is quickly drawing to a close, and that means National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner! (Find out more here.) I had intended to try Planning rather than Pantsing this year, but here we are a week away and I haven’t planned a thing. I suppose that’s not entirely true, as I have decided on a general concept based on a short story I wrote a while…
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Set Deadlines

If you want to get something done, set a deadline. This is simple advice, but we often overlook it with our own projects. Adhering to other people’s deadlines is much easier; we feel responsible to meet their expectations. I have been working on tidying the house, but I have set no deadline for it. I’m excited to reach the end, but the end will never come if I don’t set…
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An Ocean of Ideas

As I previously mentioned, I’m currently going through every item I own one by one to determine what really adds value to my life and what is just clutter. This process has lead me to gather all the papers in the house (bills, drawings, old receipts from the grocery store that I’m unclear why I kept for the past six years, etc) and pile them in the living room. I…
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My Life Story

This book does not exist. Well, it does to a degree. The picture above shows a prop I made for a video introduction I once had to do. The actual book itself is an old encyclopedia that I pasted a new cover and spine image on. I found this prop as I was going through every book I own one by one. Given that the requirement for keeping a book…
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Week Off: NYC

No blog post this week, due to traveling in New York City. Till next Monday, be well!

Mini Book Review: Tidying

Over the weekend I stopped at the library and a little squarish book caught my eye. I had never heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up before, but you may have. Apparently it’s become quite popular. At any rate, I took Marie Kondo’s book home with me and read it straight through in one go. It is rare that a book captivates me in that way, but not only…
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The Choice is Yours

I spent the weekend – all weekend – helping someone move, and am exhausted! So here is a tweet from earlier today, and I will rest up and return to regular lengthy updates next week. (Though there’s something to be said for keeping it short and sweet!)

What Are Roadblocks Telling You?

Sometimes I write blog posts for others, and sometimes I write them to work through my own challenges. This is a “my own challenge” blog post, so feel free to read it or skip it depending on your interest level. In life you’re going to encounter road blocks as you progress towards your goals. This is inevitable. (The alternative is you reach no road blocks because you are not moving…
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Work = Want

How much we want something is a good indicator of how hard we’re willing to work, and vice versa. Right now I am working on making a game app for (hopefully) some future release. It is very early in the process. I hate the process. Programming leaves me drained and infuriated. It often makes me physically ill and certainly emotionally stressed. I don’t like programming, and I’m relatively sure it…
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