In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report: Day 314—Philosophy in Action

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012

In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report:  Day 314—Philosophy in Action

Day 314:  Due to the intense editing zone I’ve been in for the last few weeks coupled with my strong desire not to mess up my flow I’ve been eating whatever is in the fridge and pantry.  Literally putting my site’s philosophy and example of creating from whatever I have to the test.  I explain it this way under the Shift Your Thinking page:

“If you’re starving:  You go to your cupboards.  You have two carrots, an onion, a slice of swiss cheese, a bag of rice and a spice rack.  You have no money, no car, no friends, no other options.  You don’t go hungry, you get creative.   You make something from what you have.”
 

So here’s what I’ve learned.  First, I can eat for a long time from what is in my pantry!  Second, when you are getting creative with what you have in the pantry and you throw in a can of black beans, sundried tomatoes, a bag of frozen peas, diced red onion—please, for the love of God, STOP before you throw in that jar of capers.  It’s wrong on many levels.  It would have been pretty good if I had of skipped the capers!  Thinking inside the box outside the box involves a bit of trial and error.

Creating from what I have gone wrong!

I managed to eat almost all of this odd concoction over a two-day period.  Gulp.  My gag reflex was not enough to make me waste all of that food!

Oh and by the way, Scene 21 is done…for now.  Woo hoo!

The groove and flow continues.

I’m so thankful right now.  Not only for the continuing creative zone I’m in but for the fact that my eating from the pantry wasn’t forced, it was a choice.  I didn’t have to eat only what was in the pantry because I had “no money, no car, no friends, no other options.”  I just did it because I didn’t want to leave my house and mess up my work flow.  There are way too many people in the world who are not as fortunate as I am.  I will be busy getting to the grocery store today and counting my blessings.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…blessings to count.

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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