This is part of my work in the Julia Cameron Artist’s Way series. The work this time is from the book the Sound of Paper. The responses are self-examinations and assessments based on work through a daily series of exercises. While I do keep some material offline as it can be very personal and jarring, I often opt to be fairly open about my experiences, both positive and negative.
The exercise here is a “in a perfect world” scenario – a list of 10 things that would make life better.
In a perfect world…
- I would winter in Hawaii.
- I would have a small car run on McDonald’s grease to get to and from decent coffee shops with a minimum of guilt.
- I would have that ergonomic desk chair so I could finish my work at a reasonable time.
- Pilates would burn a lot more calories than it does.
- A fabulous coffee shop will replace the closed pool hall across the street.
- My apartment would be clean, and I would be unconflicted about my perfumery stuff.
- No one would ever have reason to talk to me about aliens in a spiritual context.
- I would have the best, most suited-to-me writer’s group to go to for feedback like EVER.
- All my writing project would flow freely and fluidly from one to another.
- I could travel whenever the whim took me.