Jackson Tandy lives in Incheon, South Korea. He is an author and the host of the “Head Trip” Podcast, as well as the co-host of “The Migooks” podcast.

I Salute You: Monday, June 15th

To all the artists and creators out there, I salute you.

Monday is upon us, but it won’t overwhelm us. If we can kick Monday in the ass, then we’ll roll into Tuesday with hurricane momentum. Wednesday’s troubles will step nervously aside, and by the weekend we’ll be surfing on the magic carpet. 

Behind all of the daily distractions, your mermaid is still singing sweetly in the blue lagoon. All this time she's never stopped.

Popeye knew that Spinach worked for him, and he always kept an extra can nearby. 

When you make something, it is no longer yours. Give your gifts to the universe and be happy. All you can do now is start the next one.

Diamonds, Fireflies, Turquoise Amulets, Antique Treasure Chest Keys, Seahorse Pendants, Earrings, Sparrows, Pine Cones and Pearls all lie hidden in the sidewalk cracks where nobody thinks to look but you.

Be true to you. Remember the face that you had before you were born.

Gratitude is the highest form of power. Fear, Insecurity, Anger, and Complacency all lay down their swords at the sight of Sir Gratitude.

The kid in you has unfinished business; you do your work because that kid is still deserving.

The only way to judge the success of a piece of art is, “did the artist finish it, or leave it unfinished?” A success is a finished work, and builds momentum going into the next.

If your current situation sucks, be glad. All superheroes are born out of troubled beginnings. If your current situation is cake, maybe try and create some trouble for yourself.

When you do your art, have as much fun as Harry Potter playing Quidditch for the first time. As Clark Kent when he learns to fly. As a dog chasing a tennis ball, or a baby turning the handle on a jack-in-the-box. Have as much fun as the big blue Genie in Aladdin. Put on your wolf hat like that little boy in "Where the Wild Things Are" and go nuts.

And don't forget to write about it. Or whatever it is that you do.

Writing Routine: Tuesday, June 16th

Home Schooled Author: Friday, June 12th