“Metamorphosis isn’t always pretty but it is always awesome and absolutely essential.” – Oprah Winfrey
A blogger I admire once wrote a post about her cupboards being bare. I didn’t really understand her until this month. My own cupboards have been incredibly bare for the past few weeks. Writing of any kind has felt foreign and impossible. My inbox is full and unanswered. My journal is gathering dust. I have neither read nor written a word since my last post. Just when I was getting to the point of re-vamping my blog and getting on with all kinds of exciting writing, ‘real life’ intruded rudely and I retreated.
I wonder how other people do it. How do you work full time, have a juicy marriage and family life, keep up with friends and have a creative life? I have begun to find simply the wanting of those things exhausting.
So when health and work slid, so did my writing. For a long, long time.
But there is the delightful and – if I am honest – stressful thing about our creative wild souls: they will not be silenced for long. I finally sat down this week to finish the vision/ dream board that I started on my 37th birthday in October and felt myself relaxing deeply. There I was. Finally.
My vision for this year does not have anything on it that resembles the tense, dry, sick, sad soul who has been inhabiting my body for the last month. No, that vision is rich and lush and wild and whimsical and strange and sacred. In fact, it is deeper and more connected than any of my boards in the past. Just looking at it makes me excited for the year to come.
In the spirit of fallow times and cocooning, I am taking a short break from my blog. We are going on holiday until just before Christmas and then my live-in tech-guy will help me make a few changes to my site so that I am ready to greet you again just before the new year. What will be here then will be as chock full o’ sacred, feminine, powerful wild writing as I can possibly get in. I promise.
I hope you’ll come back then.
In the meantime I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, delicious festive season.
Take care of you!
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