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Today is the last day of the creativity project. It’s fitting I finish it right before the end of the year. I just finished setting up my online classroom and I’m trying to finish my very very late project proposal that was due….almost a month ago.

It’s time to tie up loose ends and time to start clean. If you have an unfinished project, it hangs over you. Either scrap it or finish it and move on. You are a mass up all your previous attempts at something, right? Chuck PalahniukĀ has a quote that I am going to butcher that says something along the lines of, “”Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I have ever known.” I want to add on, “I have ever done” to the end of it because I feel that experiences shape a person far more than knowledge does.

I was able to tie up a bunch of loose ends here in Los Angeles. I don’t know when I’ll be back in Southern California for more than a few days at a time, but I feel like I’ve finished something here–personally. I have my project that I need to complete. If i break it down by pieces, I feel more accomplished in trying to attack them and complete them. I mean, when you create, you want to finish your creation instead of laboring over it, right?

And now I am done with the creativity project. From here on out this will serve as a process blog and to talk about books and writing. So what should I work on? Write about my thoughts and opinions on what I tackle through my PhD reading list? My writing? What I teach through LGBT/Ethnic Studies? When you finish something, the world seems so so much larger.

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