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Jacqueline Burke, Author – In My Bubble Inspiration

“In My Bubble”, now has many meanings!

Here is some “In My Bubble” Inspiration!

First, I have always been somewhat of an introvert, and I quite liked being the silent one in the corner.  I was always personable and I interacted very well with others, on the job, in a group setting, and with family, but I preferred to be in my own space (bubble).  I was the listener, not the chatterbox!  I suppose, this could be looked at, as living in a bubble.

Second, I was raised an only child, but I was also raised growing up with many cousins, who at times, were like having siblings.  I never felt I missed out on the connection brothers and sisters have with each other.  Some automatically refer to only children as living in a bubble, because some only children are found to be on the “shy” side.

Third, I’m a firm believer, due to having an extreme amount of creativity floating around in my mind on a regular basis,  with writing out all those ideas, stories, songs, scripts, and even recipes, allowed me to never feel lonely.  Even though I was by myself in my bubble, it was never boring.

See, there are many ways of living in a bubble!  My Bubble is a very comfortable place!

In my past, some would say, “she lives her life in a bubble!”  I refuse to see anything wrong with that; sometimes, people need a place to escape too which can bring them peace.

The point is, if someone is happy regardless of whether it works for you or not, then just be happy for them.  Whether you enjoy time alone, or you prefer crowds, the bottom line is the importance of what makes someone comfortable.

Now that “we are all” living in a time of seclusion and quarantine, I find more than ever, I’m creating more and more in my bubble.  The creativity has been endless; I can’t type fast enough with all these ideas I have floating around in that colorful bubble of mine.

Regardless, if you like to live in a bubble, or you prefer constant noise around you, as long as you are happy, that is the main thing!  Just as long as you are making the best out of it and finding something good in each day!

I hope you can find your own creative space in your bubble; it can be a very happy place!

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – It’s Time!

It’s Time!  I’ve taken the past couple of weeks to, for lack of better words, “get a grip” on reality.  I will admit, the last 14 days have been ones of shock and anxiety; something I share with the rest of the World.  However, it is time to stand tall, strong, and motivated to be part of the solution.

My family and I have been in our home for 14 days now; only to leave once, to pick up some groceries.  We have decided,  we now can lock ourselves down for a month, before we will need to venture out to get more supplies.  We are trying to be as proactive as possible!

There will be a lot of writing done during this time, and trust me, It’s Time!

Not to long ago, I had a thought going through my mind about how, “we never seem to have enough time”, well now we have lots of it!

The In My Closet series was written with “Time” in mind.  Since everyone is so busy with their schedules and families, I wrote each book in this series, to be read in just over an hour or hour and a half.  This way, if someone was on their lunch hour, they could read a book on their break/breaks, or you could read these books, just before you go to bed at night.

It’s Time, I get back to my projects, there will be a lot of updates and “coming soon” posts.  I just wanted to check in with you to remind you we all have Time!  This World has given us more time to “stay in our homes”, “spend time with family” or “dive into creativity”, let us make good use of our time, as we are all doing it Together!!

Love to you all and wrap yourself up in Creativity!  It’s Time!!

 

 

 

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – An Idea Comes When You Least Expect It

My passion in writing, has been a 30 year journey!  I’ve kept many journals, with ideas, stories, concepts, characters, and simply my own personal thoughts on my day.  I am grateful for writing everything down, as you never know when inspiration will hit you!

For example, last Summer, we were living in our trailer at our campsite; I found myself in a laundry facility doing our weekly loads, when there it was – inspiration!  I’m grateful I had my journal with me!  I know I received quite a few looks from other people, as I was not participating with their conversations.  Instead, I was simply sitting down, in between loads, writing in my journal.  In doing so, I escaped to a place where I could no longer hear the thumping and rattling of the overloaded washing machines, or the humming of the dryers.  The laundry facility did not exist in this time of inspiration.

My ideas come to me, when I least expect it!  I used to feel panic when an idea would hit me, as I was putting pressure on myself to remember every detail until I could get home to write it down.  Hence the reason I now keep my journals with me at all times.

I still love the feeling of pen to paper!

I have boxes and boxes filled with all my ideas and thoughts; some have been turned into lyrics for music,  ideas for novels, and what I refer to as my, “mother-load” box, are my ideas for eventually diving into writing for film/television.  The one thing that I have accomplished, is controlling the panic.  Due to having my journals and writing things down as they come, the information is now safe and locked in!  They are just aging and becoming full bodied while I type them into my laptop.  No more panic!

Grab a journal and a pen, and WRITE!  Write down your thoughts, get it out!  You never know where your inspiration will come from; harness it when it makes its appearance!

Jacqueline Burke, Author – An Idea Comes When You Least Expect It!

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Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Music

This morning, with the temperature outside being – 37 degrees, I decided to keep my warm pj’s on, bundle up on the couch, and go through my binders of writing projects I had from many years ago.

One binder, which stood out, had all my song lyrics in it – now that was a walk down memory lane.

20 years ago, I found myself working at a Radio Station as an Executive Assistant!  I will admit, it was probably the best job to harness my creativity; after all, I was surrounded by it all day long!

One day, I was having a great conversation with my boss, who I now refer to as my mentor.  We were talking about a certain presentation I was creating for his upcoming meeting, when he asked me about my own creative dreams.  What boss takes the time to ask their employee this question?  I was shocked and thrilled at the same time; he was taking interest in my creative mind.

As I began to describe my dreams with creativity, he said to me, “okay Jacqueline, you have 15 minutes.  Write as many songs as you can!  I’d love to see where your mind is at!”  At that moment, there wasn’t anything that could have happened that would have taken the smile off my face!

I wrote 8 songs in 15 minutes!  I know, hard to believe, but it happened!  It just poured out of me uncontrollably!  I will never forget the look on his face, when I ran into his office with tears in my eyes, as I presented him with these 8 songs!  Aside from the birth of my daughter, I never cried so much with Joy!  My creativity was being read, was being taken seriously, and was enjoyed!

In that split second, my mentor taught me just how important it is to get your creativity out!  Not only is it healing, but it is rejuvenating!  The light came on!  I continued writing!

Since that day, I make sure I write and write, even if it makes no sense at all; at least I’m getting all my thoughts out on paper.  A complete gift!

Here I am 20 years later, and I’ve reread all those song lyrics, and all I can hear is my mentor saying, “you have 15 minutes”.   In honor of my mentor, and in honor of the gift he gave me, I will be writing a new song.

The Title:  You Have 15 Minutes

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Writing Music!