Happy July 1st!

Today marks the halfway point of 2021 and a fresh start for the second half. Or for you fellow golfers, “Welcome To The Back Nine.”

What goal or project do you want to start or finish before the year expires? For the next three months?

As discussed in this prior post, you can divide the year into four quarters, almost like your own personal report card or basketball game. (Congrats to the Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul by the way for making it to the NBA Finals. I’m a diehard Laker fan but gotta give props to CP3.)

The author Gretchen Rubin takes it one step further. She advises breaking up each day into four quarters. She writes:

Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, “I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” try thinking of each day as a set of four quarters: morning, midday, afternoon, evening. If you blow one quarter, you get back on track for the next quarter…Fail small, not big.”

Fantastic advice!

So go forward. Make a ruckus. Be energized with this “fresh start.” Good luck on your second half, your third quarter, your next month, your next week, your next day, and your next quarter day! I’m rooting for you big time.

P.S. – Today also marks the 18 month anniversary of The Vs. Studio Blog. Nearly 400 posts and no missed weekdays since inception. Thank you everyone for reading, for commenting, for encouraging and for caring. Hope this blog has provided a little daily boost of inspiration and perspective on your artistic journey. I promise to continue showing up each day and give you my best.

4 thoughts on “Happy July 1st!

  1. So timely! Despite surgeries, I had a good writing 6 and publishing 6 months and was just thinking about what I hope to accomplish. I hope Vs can open again. We’re planning to be in LA in February if all is well and to see you in person and in the theatre!

    From: The Vs. Studio Blog Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2021 11:57 AM To: mcacho@maine.rr.com Subject: [New post] Happy July 1st!

    thevsstudioblog posted: ” Today marks the halfway point of 2021 and a fresh start for the second half. Or for you fellow golfers, “Welcome To The Back Nine.” What goal or project do you want to start or finish before the year expires? For the next three months? As discuss”

    Respond to this post by replying above this line

    New post on The Vs. Studio Blog

    Happy July 1st!

    by thevsstudioblog

    Today marks the halfway point of 2021 and a fresh start for the second half. Or for you fellow golfers, “Welcome To The Back Nine.”

    What goal or project do you want to start or finish before the year expires? For the next three months?

    As discussed in this prior post, you can divide the year into four quarters, almost like your own personal report card or basketball game. (Congrats to the Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul by the way for making it to the NBA Finals. I’m a diehard Laker fan but gotta give props to CP3.)

    The author Gretchen Rub

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Johnny,

    I LOVE these posts. They are a high point of my day. Never told you that. Thought you should know.

    carry on.

    Michael Perlmutter 805-469-2897 lmjdj@msn.com http://www.DirectingHamlet.com

    NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/users/1242/michael-perlmutter

    that’s how it works ’Til the bottom drops out and we learn We’re all just hunters seeking solid ground – Orpheus / Sara Bareilles

    “Do you ever feel that you’ve had adulthood thrust upon you at too young an age, and that you’re still essentially a child, mimicking the behaviors of the grownups all around you so they won’t uncover the meager contents of your heart?” – French Exit / Patrick DeWitt ________________________________ From: The Vs. Studio Blog Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2021 8:56 AM To: lmjdj@msn.com Subject: [New post] Happy July 1st!

    thevsstudioblog posted: ” Today marks the halfway point of 2021 and a fresh start for the second half. Or for you fellow golfers, “Welcome To The Back Nine.” What goal or project do you want to start or finish before the year expires? For the next three months? As discuss” Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on The Vs. Studio Blog [http://s0.wp.com/i/emails/blavatar.png] [http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/c51694aa794a3c4fb1647c9c2eca426d?s=50&d=identicon&r=G] Happy July 1st! by thevsstudioblog

    Today marks the halfway point of 2021 and a fresh start for the second half. Or for you fellow golfers, “Welcome To The Back Nine.”

    What goal or project do you want to start or finish before the year expires? For the next three months?

    As discussed in this prior post, you can divide the year into four quarters, almost like your own personal report card or basketball game. (Congrats to the Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul by the way for making it to the NBA Finals. I’m a diehard Laker fan but gotta give props to CP3.)

    The author Gretchen Rub

    Liked by 1 person

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