Day 58: Nothing is always something.

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

Day 58:  Nothing is always something.

Day 58.  It’s a rainy Monday.  My strongest urge is to do a whole lot of nothing except eat brownies, watch all the Oscar nominated films I haven’t seen yet and the rescheduled Daytona 500.  But my full email inbox, an incomplete scene 12 and the pile of “waiting to be done taxes” reminds me that “nothing” is not an option.  Although “nothing” sounds appealing, it’s not really what it seems.  As I think outside the box inside the box it dawns on me that “nothing” is never really just nothing, it’s always something.  If I create nothing from what I have, I’m still creating something.  If I did my list of “nothing” today I’d be creating stress, missed deadlines, a larger ass and regret.  Yuck.   Although I can create “nothing” which sounds nice and easy, it’s actually not and besides, I’d rather create the life and work I want.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…nothing is never really nothing, it’s always something.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.

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