Forever Inspired, Shakespeare

We read heaps at my house when I was growing up. I used to collect old poetry and English literature books from garage sales. I still love second hand books and tucked away in a bin at Dad’s house, are many of my old book treasures. I once made a heap Shakespeare quotes into magnets and stuck them on the fridge. I imagine I was about 13. (Mum, is that true?) I think some of them are still on her fridge.

These are two of my favourite Shakespeare Quotes

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Rewrite Your Own Destiny

I still have all my Barbies and their clothes, the accessories, cars, living rooms set, pool furniture, and more. While I don’t usually write about things for kids, Mattel always thinks of me when there is something they think I’ll like. Thanks guys!

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I recently got sent these two lovely Ever After High dolls, Meet Apple White (Snow White’s daughter) and Raven Queen (the Evil Queen’s daughter). The line is based upon ¬†characters from¬†fairy tales¬†and¬†fantasy stories. ¬†They each come with inspirational little stories, clothes, and there’s a whole online component at¬†¬†Everafterhigh.com. ¬†My BF’s daughter is five and she was so happy when I let her open them.

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In the story, the school gets divided in ‚ÄėRoyals or Rebels‚Äô which is between those who know they will have a happily ever after, those with less favourable destinies, or those who prefer the idea of writing their own destiny. Writing your own destiny is 100% my vote!

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The package arrived with this little locket inscribed “rewrite your own destiny”. This product may be for kids but the message is something that lasts a lifetime.¬†The team at Mattel said they thought of me when learning about this new brand. I’m writing my own destiny each day, found something I love and made my dream a reality.

Go out there and follow your dreams people!

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<3 CASIE

 

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I’m getting a new book case and today
I curled up on the floor
almost in childs pose, but reading
old poetry books.

I’ve been trying to read more,
books I mean. I read words all the time.
I read worlds of words. All the time.

I found a library downstairs, didn’t know it was there.
We stopped and looked at the books,
I’ll get that one for you. I have some
to exchange.

I put my card in the back and a sticker on another.
I love the book exchange, and
that shine of inspiration
you have.

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To mark the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, Apple replaced their homepage with a tribute video to Steve Jobs and a letter from CEO Tim Cook.The 1-minute, 45-second video on¬†Apple.com¬†features black-and-white still images and quotes from Jobs.

“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough — it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing and nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices,” Jobs’ voice can be heard saying on the video, a quote taken from the¬†iPad 2¬†launch in March 2011.

My office is all Mac everything and so am I. He changed my life ūüôā This is my FAV Apple video, released in 1997 for the Think DIfferent campaign. Here’s to the crazy ones!

<3 CASIE

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Woke up early after a super long day. Dance was great last night. Routine to Rack City, no joke. Filmed an episode of Coral TV, comes out tomorrow. Arrived first at the office. Sunshine halo at my desk. I’m so slow leaving the house. ¬†I have a taxi problem.¬†Wore a hat. It’s getting colder. Can’t wait to buy a new bike. Don’t have a case on my iPhone just screen protector. Work is going good. Going the to Casby awards tonight. Seeing the Hip on Saturday. Ready for the weekend. Working full time is tiring but so is freelance. I’ve been drinking less. It’s really sunny today. Maybe I’ll go for a walk at lunch.

You will never be younger than you are today, do something special, do something fun, tell someone you love them.

Have an awesome day,

<3 CASIE

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I’m ready. I’ve always been ready but now I feel it in my bones. The last few days have been filled with excitement, creativity, and I’m stoked about life. I took an adventure into a few notebooks I’ve scribbled in from the stack beside my bed, I was reminded how much I truly love writing. When I was 15 I wrote and published ¬†an anthology of poetry & prose and I never really stopped. I’m keen to have a book written by December 1, 2012. I’m writing it down & telling you to make it real.¬†

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In other news, while I was Googling myself in Google Books I found out that BRIAN SOLIS mentioned me in his book “The End of Business as Usual“. I have blogged about him a few times and I love his work. Smart man. My credit in Dear Photograph also came up. I’m taking that as a sign I’m on the RIGHT TRACK baby!

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The moon is very bright tonight, the lake is full of light.

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I said to myself as I peeked out from behind my computer. There are no walls in this office. I looked up. Looked around. Ideas floating freely between the trees and with a fresh haircut feeling quite fresh in general. A rain drop lands on the touchpad. There’s a faint sound of a boy guitar while a girl reads a book and spins a hula on her hips. (It’s quite amazing really.) The breeze is cool for the first time in days and I wish I had a sweater. In any other season this would feel warm.

 Another rain drop. Bugger.

This office has no walls but it has no roof either.

overalls, H&M, top  American Apparel, hair Darren Kwik Studio, Rimmel lipstick

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Student, charity? Sure. I’m a nice girl. BUT, if you are a professional, a big company, an agency, a brand, a beer, a burger co., an app, a toy, a product, a service, and you operate on currency, don’t ask to pick my brain. ¬†We can chat about an idea, you can call me for advice on clarity.fm, or run something past me in an email. Totally cool. Sometimes I brainstorm over lunch, brunch, and sometimes I really get creative after beers. As Harlan Ellison says “cross my palms with silver and you can use my essay“, ideas in this case.

I think it’s the actual TERM that drives me mental. It’s basically saying “give me your ideas so I can use them”. ¬†If you are asking someone for advice, it’s because you value their opinion. An amature will give you their ideas for free but a professional’s ideas are what you really want. ¬†Forbes posted a great article and if someone ever asks to pick your brain, you should send it to them.

Please don’t use that expression. It’s my biggest pet peeve aside from people calling me CASSIE.¬†It’s happened at least twice in emails today. My email is CASIE@CASIESTEWART.COM How can you get my name wrong?! Doh.

In other news…!!!!!!!!!!

READ MORE BOOKS!

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I do.

 

But you have to create it.

You have to build it.

Manufacture it.
The means of production are all yours.
Open the doors to the factory inside your mind.
Let it all out. Let it spill over the sides of everything and flood the basement.

Build a house out of it.

Build a life.
A magical life to live.

 

 

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