Day 60: Leaping in a leap year.

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Day 60:  Leaping in a leap year.

Day 60.  I had no idea I was taking my yearlong experiment in prolific creativity leap in an actual leap year.  I only noticed that there were 29 days in February a couple of weeks ago when scheduling an event on my iPhone calendar.  When it dawned on me I thought, “how fantastic!  I have an extra day to get everything done I want to get done this year!”  And I’m going to need it because when I think back to what I was doing in the last leap year four years ago—I was doing the exact same thing!  Working on my documentary.  Only in February of 2008, we were still in production.  We shot through June of that year and then again for a few weeks more in the winter of 2009.  We weren’t in post-production hell yet.  We still had ideas of grandeur and financing and having a film on the big screen by January 2010.  Best laid fantasies.

Today's leap!

So what’s in a leap, anyway?  Faith, energy, trust, insanity and surrender come to mind.  But to me, you only feel the intensity of it when you first jump.  At 11:59pm on December 31, 2011 I was a jacked up basket case on the edge of a plane 15,000 feet in the air about to step off the ledge.  But by the end of day January 1, 2012 I was just sailing throw the air in mid-leap. So, today, in honor of all things leap related, I’m starting a Facebook page for the new venture—please go “like” it if you haven’t already—I’m making an announcement about a new column later today and I’m pushing the completion of my taxes off until the last minute before I have to turn them in.  Okay, the latter you could categorize as procrastination instead of a leap.  But, I choose to think outside the box inside the box and create from what I have today which is the power to procrastinate and call it a leap!

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…and leap!

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.


  1. Love the Leap, Kelli!! Who took the picture? Yes, I LOVE Leap Year. It conjures all kinds of fabulous forward thinking. I’m making gigantic leaps this year as well. It feels great to state it plainly and simply! On my list: I’m publishing my novel this year. I’ll be a produced screenwriter this year. I’ll sell a concept to television that enables to write full time. Okay, it’s out there!


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