Draft number I don't remember what, here we come! ✒️ Over vacation, as is always the case for me, I had some clarity on my creative life, and my work life. There's overlap, but they're not always one and the same. In both, though, I've been compartmentalizing, micromanaging, giving myself only x amount of time for things that could use more, or less, attention.
I've been resisting any rhythm and focusing solely on routine. One without the other is either without joy or without form. I'm grasping at something here, but I think it has a little bit to do with balancing my feminine and masculine energies, among a few other things... which means being open to creative inspiration while clearing the path for some hard work. Fresh air and play, rigorous activity and space to listen... So this week I'm sinking in to myself and listening. I'm prepping the spaces around me for creativity, play, and work, hoping for that sweet spot of intersection where they all meet. I've loosened the tight grip on my schedule, have found my way back to a bullet journal instead of a more rigid planning approach, and I feel like I can breathe again.
This book is calling to me. For another round of edits and possibly self publishing. It takes place in the fall... So... Perhaps this autumn is when it will see it's day in the spotlight. I'm feeling hopeful, and like I know enough about this creative process to start acting like I belong in the conversations that I shy away from because I haven't published a book yet. I know creativity, I know the process, and I'm ready to take my seat at the table and participate. What that means or might look like, I'm not entirely sure yet 🤷 but I think it'll be something good 💕
How's your week shaping up? Are you finding space to play within your creativity? Are you finding ways to show up for yourself? And if so, how? I'd love to hear and cheer you on 💓