What I’m Doing Right Now


Inspired by Derek Sivers nownownow project • Last update: 02.08.2017  •  View all archives


In my third year of living location independent. Splitting my time between running business as usual, a few different personal projects, client projects and while I struggle to finish my book, Integrate. Excited to have started into disciplined writing mode this month with new routines and a mastermind group for accountability. Exploring Lisbon and surrounding area in Portugal. Excited to book more speaking gigs in Lisbon. Cooking up a storm like a proper European grandma for my three housemates. Will be headed to Eastern Europe for September and Thailand in October.



Living in Lisbon, Portugal from June - August 2017




  • Working out of LINNK Innovation Kluster's offices
  • STANDapart's laptop stands have listed on Amazon this week!
  • Consulting on a brand for an independent story studio
  • Releasing my weekly newsletter Present Tense
  • Celebrating interview in Forbes "Creative Polymath Patricia Parkinson Shares 5 Books You Need To Read"
  • Rolling out Q3 social media schedule and content (x6)
  • Supporting the design of a branded Amazon haberdashery product packaging
  • Supporting Rackett's digital presence for single release (Prey) and EP launch tour
  • Participating in two new mastermind groups: book writing + healthy digital presence
  • Available for freelance projects and consulting


 Simple breakfast in bed

Simple breakfast in bed

 The pinnacle of Portuguese pizza

The pinnacle of Portuguese pizza

 Not eating or making these, rather drooling over them on  Reddit

Not eating or making these, rather drooling over them on Reddit


Discovered via Eszther Papp



Self-acceptance is terribly difficult and is, not that you asked, the primary obsession of mine. It is the ultimate sin, you’ll find, to ignore or to deny who and what we are. As a human—tragedy. As an artist—insanity. One’s style, whatever that is, is simply the only way we can communicate or share. To apply a style, like a rancid batter, is folly. Tell your story in the only way you can. One of the most potent ways to discover and to accept yourself is to tell your story honestly. There you will find yourself.
— Harold Pinter's Interview with James Grissom / 1997
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
— Frank Herbert, "The Litany Against Fear" from the novel Dune

The Man in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.

For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.