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reflect

December 18, 2014 Posted by gretchen

IMG_6664I’ve been maintaining this page for over five years. I’ve said it before, looking back can be some shiz.

Last April something happened that I’m not allowed to talk about right now. But put shortly, it dramatically changed my life. Just as much as my divorce, actually. And like my divorce, it’s something that changed me permanently, in a forever sort of way.

When I came back to New York City, it wasn’t because I had to, or really wanted to, leave Australia. I’ll always consider Australia home, and sooner or later I’ll return. I left to get away from someone who took me for granted and treated me disgustingly for a few years. (more…)

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i throw wednesdays. to tuesday.

December 17, 2014 Posted by gretchen

Today is Wednesday. I’ve checked a few times so far. I have had a vision that gets brighter with every breathe… Monday, Tuesday Wednes… etc.

I’ve been asking my best friends to pinch me more than usual lately. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that. Plus, I’ve been listening to some lyrical tracks:

Got the club going up, on a Tuesday…(more…)

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in the midst of shhhh

December 16, 2014 Posted by gretchen

IMG_6692I’ve been manifesting my face off… To me, manifestation is all about aligning yourSelf with karma. And karma, to me, isn’t good or bad – it’s simply the most opportune way to live, because it’s when you know you’re right where you should be.

So yeah… I guess you could say I’ve been meditating for a week. Amazing things have been occurring. Nothing I want to mention yet, not because I’m superstitious, just because I’m thick in the guts of a few kettles boiling at the moment.

I’ve actually started posts for the past few days, but then I dip back into trance and light another stick of cedar incense.

I knew at the most recent announcement of my life changing, something significant was around the corner. One of the hardest things for me to learn this life, and a theme of this boutIMG_6703 of existence, I believe – is patience.

I’m patient in the way where I accepted “life” at a young age, I think things occur in divine time; at least judging by what I’ve seen so far.

There are things so exciting happening around me right now, they make the hair on my arms stand up and chatter my teeth.

I started this page with dreams and aspirations and I have met a million of my goals in this bitter sweet mix of life arbitrarily┬ásprinkled amongst a domain. Words go up, some come down, readers visit, some stay, some go – the cult stays steady.

In a few days or week-ish when I can elaborate a bit more on recents… everything changes again. Change is like love, even when you aren’t necessarily ready for it – it takes you into an entirely new world…

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creative. process.

December 7, 2014 Posted by gretchen

IMG_6079I read something earlier today about a fellow other’s “creative process”. While I appreciate the art this human produces, I couldn’t help but get stuck on “creative process”. To me, that sounds like a chore.

The context it was used in, was something along the lines of, “Thank God I don’t have to work a 9-5 because it would hinder my ‘creative process’.”

To me, “creative process” sounds like a laborious task. It makes me really glad I don’t have one. Understanding my soul’s interconnectivity to this mad land of Earth, clearly there is a tappable creativity within that, the same as there is a technical nature I can access and many other components that create how my tiny reflection shines the single source that, I believe, creates all of us.

Working never hinders my writing, nothing does – really. I think I experience ups and downs like everyone else, but I don’t feel like any sort of task I perform could ever impact my artistic nature to an extent where I would stop using written word as an outlet to process the world around me.

I received some positive feedback yesterday about a new writing gig I’m hoping to land. If I don’t, I guarantee IMG_6073something else will take care of me – but the sound of being able to write stories for an international organization about their worldwide employees and how they endeavor to make the world a better place sounds very sweet to me.

So I guess we wait and see…

My partner and I are having a Thanksmas today. We couldn’t spend Thanksgiving together and will be apart on Christmas, therefore today has been declared Thanksmas. My house smells like delicious and our ritualistic feast to celebrate what we have, even during times of apparent struggle, is something I am truly thankful for.

Here’s to digging into happy moments, spreading them and making them last. I plan to stretch our smiles today far into the month…

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#poembomb TWO… bobbing along

December 5, 2014 Posted by gretchen

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Yesterday was another day of #poembomb ing the city. Such a small gesture is ideally turning heads to a few fresh wonders like, “poetry! i should go write some…”; “innovation! are they allowed to hang that there?; or “ha! look at these silly artists… they’re always up to something…”

Needless to say, this harmless emotion emulsion has been cheering me up for days in ways I haven’t felt for a few months. So that’s quite wonderful.

We’ll probably #poembomb some of the eastside today. Shout out if you see us! I’m hoping to see #poembomb s pop up everywhere eventually. Worldwide, naturally. Intergalacticly, perhaps.

I’m stoked to have an interview for a potential Writer gig today. IMG_6285Since stepping into this “in between jobs” period, I’ve mainly been finishing my novel, getting all the fresh air my lungs can contain, and starting a writing agency on the side – in between #poembomb ing. It’s been a broke, albeit fruitful five weeks.

New York City is oozing Christmas and everything smells like pine. The tree is lit, the ice skaters are out, and from what I hear – snow is coming next week.

… nooooooooo.

I’ve been quite enjoying stepping back and forth between Connecticut and New York City these past few weeks. To me, it’s the most beautiful part of the States – the diversity of the country’s rolling hills with one of this planet’s cultural centers a train-ride away.

As much as I am Ugh about winter, being locked inside with words and hot coffee for a while doesn’t sound too bad.

Like I say every day, things could always be worse.

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    FollowMeToNYC expresses daily thoughts of Gretchen Cello that tend to change with the tides. Naturally these concepts do not reflect those of her employer... or anyone else you may see her walking down the sidewalk with one day.
 
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