Daily Rituals by Mason Currey is definitely a book worth reading. There is a popular notion that artists work from inspiration, that there is some strike or bolt or bubbling up of creative mojo from who knows where. But I hope my work makes it clear that waiting for inspiration is a terrible, […]
What TJ Perenara said. To the other voices in this conversation: sharing your opinion is cool, and your beliefs are your own. But spend a second or two thinking about the impact first.
Dear Huhana and Kāhu, I was about eight-years-old when I realised how shy I was, how badly I got stage fright, and that I could never, ever, ever rap in front of a crowd. My legs were only a bit bigger than yours are now when I ran from my primary school library crying. I was […]
Dear Huhana & Kāhu o te Rangi, Have you failed yet? Didn’t make a team you ’needed’ to be on? Wanted to build something that you were sure would be incredible, and watched it fall to pieces instead? I know it’s hard to remember at the time, but we all fail. If you learned something […]
Dear H, This one is pretty personal and there’s a lot packed into the paragraphs, so take your time reading them. These first three letters were the hardest for me to write. But I did so instead of sitting down with you when you’re older, because it’s still easier for me to catch in writing […]
Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, This one is about making money, finding money, setting goals, and happiness. Yeah I know, “all these stupid letters are about happiness!” You’re right, they are. But that’s because if there’s one single thing I want to help you be, it’s that. Everything else comes second to happiness. When […]
Dear Huhana and Kāhu ō te Rangi, Firstly, if you haven’t already, then please read part one of this letter. Part one makes up the first and most important lesson I learnt while trying to stop my life crumpling up like the bonnet of the car I crashed. I talked about happiness, because that’s something you […]
My role models growing up didn’t do a lot of talking. They showed me and became the examples. That’s a million times more powerful than telling. That goes for bad examples too – it doesn’t matter what you’re saying if you’re doing the opposite.
Dear Huhana & Kāhu ō te Rangi, Huhana you’re three years old, you’ve just become a big sister – congratulations and thanks in advance for helping raise your little bro. Kāhu ō te Rangi, you’re one week old today – welcome to the world, it’s yours to shape around you. This is a short letter. […]