Creative Director & Podcast Host

Bird by Bird - By Ricky Richards

It's nearly the end of 2016

I haven't written in my journal for months. I've moved out of London after 5 years. It's surreal, and at the moment not a single part of me feels compelled to go back. Everyone in Devon complains about how crap it is, but for the time being, I'm loving it. Devon is quiet, has an abundance of sporting opportunities, it's cheap to live which gives me more time to work on my own projects and dreams rather than those of others.

Speaking of which, I'm working on the creation of Creative Catalogue, and I'm roughly 14 strategy descriptions away from having the first iteration of the site. The site is designed to aid people in coming up with creative ideas, by explaining and showcasing a series of top examples of tried and tested techniques. I need to work on the elevator pitch but this is the first passive revenue project I've created that I feel genuinely stands a chance of making good money, only time will tell if that turns out to be true.

Natasha has gone to America for a wedding, which gives me a 5 day window to get my head down and work on getting the site finished while she's away. I've also got to start work on a pitch tomorrow for a Popchips commercial, but hopefully if that comes off it will takeover my life for a few weeks but it should provide me with a nice lump sum so that I can sustain myself job free in Devon.

Current focus: Creative Catalogue.
 

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