So, I took that little hiatus from The Artist’s Way and haven’t really come back to do a full check-in since then. Oops!
I have pretty much gotten back into the habit of daily writing, but it’s been harder than I expected. Dropping off like that for a week or more can really damage your momentum, and getting back up to speed is like … Trying to accelerate when your gas tank is on empty.
BUT it’s not all bad news today. For example…
Not an Activist is really taking off!
I’m now registered to participate in the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival this summer. It’s only two weeks away!
I’ve been experimenting with some fun videos.
I’ve had two amazing Artist Dates in the past week:
- Saturday morning exploring farmers’ markets and trying out amazing fresh foods.
- Sunday evening watching fireflies on my front steps.
And yes, I do have some new blog posts just waiting to greet the world. As I’m started focusing more heavily on Not an Activist, I notice the nature of what goes on here at NoTitles is changing. Well, from your perspective, it looks like nothing’s going on here at all. That’s not exactly accurate. Actually, what’s happening is that my approach to my own writing is shifting. I don’t know what to say about that, right now. Just that things are changing.
Things are always changing.
The other day, I found myself saying to the Universe, “OK, I’m ready now. For real. I’m serious. I’m so ready and excited.” Later that day, I found out I would be able to attend Chautauqua after all (I had all but given up until that point). It was a very exciting and somewhat scary moment for me, and it reminded me of why I (and so many people) have avoided change for a long time. Being open to change makes you vulnerable. Committing to a project or idea, caring about a person or goal, making a sincere effort always carries with it the threat of failure. If you don’t care, you don’t stand to lose very much. If you do care, you can lose a lot.
Deep down, I think it’s worthwhile to care, but I have to practice that vulnerability. I have to practice being in that mental and emotional space caring without being paralyzed by my fear of loss.
Yes. So there’s a lot going on here these days. I don’t know what direction this blog will take next. If you’re willing to roll with it, thanks.