Monday, January 24, 2011

still here

It's ironic, I think, to excuse oneself from blogging because of all the writing that's being done elsewhere...but that's exactly what's happened in my life. I've been following The Artists Way by Julia Cameron, and doing it right this time. In reality it means that I'm getting up earlier to write morning pages, and allowing creativity to flow in whatever direction is open. The best thing about the Artists Way is the discipline it instills. I write every day, rain or shine, angst or no angst, because I must. And if all I write are my three soggy pages of self-absorbed drivel then so be it.

In other words, things are very good. Life is happening. I'm happy, for the most part. Trying to put everything together is exhausting - balancing work, and home, and a social life (listen, when you've been without one for so long it really does become important)...and the kids...and a relationship...and then there's see what I mean. I've had to take a good, long look at what's important. I spend too much time at the computer, and it's become the new excuse for not getting things done. Really, it's facebook, and not blogging that eats my time unnecessarily, but I've been staying away from the computer in general to gain a new perspective. I finally feel like I can be here, on Blogger, and not idly stray over to my social networking addiction for five minutes, which turns to ten, and then an hour I will be here more often.

I've been going through my old notebooks. I've found some things I previously overlooked that I really like. I will post some of them here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

a quote that hit home...

"As each idea comes to us, we must in good faith clear away our inner barriers to acting on it and then, on an outer level, take the concrete steps necessary to trigger our synchronous good."
 -Julia Cameron, The Artists Way.

(written with adorable cat resting tired head on keyboard and purring loudly. Life is good.)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011