“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”
– Andrew Matthews.
It’s not long until I’m away again (this time for longer as I’m going to spend time with family in Sydney and Wellington and also get into exhibition preparation as it’s going to be held in Wellington), I’m finding completing shoes quite difficult right now. Not because I don’t want to buy for instance last night I knocked over all the diamantés I had been sorting out, plus my cat is unwell (and he is my everything) plus my garden needs attention! Part of this project has been a success for me because of what it brings up for me to work in therapy. I feel expectation and pressure to be presenting new works-and I get asked the question ‘why’. I’ve never had a message saying I want to see New work, and I’m very comfortable with people changing who they follow on Instagram. I constantly try to justify my, yet the reality is that runs much deeper-it’s not to my followers but to myself or to society. I live a life where people believe or assume I should be recovered by now. Yet I’m no where near that. I’ve found a few things such as ballet and friends that help me motivated to stay physically healthy, but that is just one symptom of the various conditions I experience on a day to day basis. So shout out to all of you who continue to follow though, I’m committed to continuing my work, but in balance with what’s happening in my real world life 💛 (shoes donated by York Street @blochau .... not long till I’m there!!)