The first half of the year is done, and what have I learned from it?
I’ve learned that hitting the wall hurts, and hitting it more than once leaves a bruise. But, in the healing I have found my resilience.
There has been a significant learning curve for me. My passion and belief in myself as a writer and artist is what has kept me rising from the dust and ashes again and again.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. -Joseph CampbellThese months have taught me that my creativity requires me to use a more tactile and basic technique. For me, the creative process must begin with no more than a pen and paper. I must start with these basic tools before I can even attempt to sit before the canvas or a keyboard. Attempting to follow the methods and structures of others has failed me time and time again. But in this approach I found I can be consistent.
So, maybe for you, my dear Constant Reader, this year has been filled with the sort of magical kismet that has the stars aligning to present one opportunity after the other for you. Or, if your year has been more like my own, you have found yourself standing in full dark with no stars to light your way.
Courage dear heart.
Regardless your path or methodology, stay the course. Hold true to your dream and the universe will follow. I look forward to seeing what the rest of the year will hold.