If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a break in the written content, first slowing from a run to a walk over the course of the last year, then finally to an almost complete standstill over the last couple of months. If my personal growth journey hadn’t have been so personal and intimate, I would perhaps talk about it more. Perhaps in time I will, but right now it’s going to have to play out in spaces that are private.
To my mind, the periods of silence are part and parcel of being
an artist. Sometimes in order to get to the bottom of what you’re thinking, your pen has to go still for a time while until you figure it all out. I’ve often maintained that I can either be writing about life, or I can be living it, but I can’t always do both at the same time – at least not very well. And the more I have going on in life, the less time I have to write about it. But for me at least there can be too much time to write. I need to be growing, learning, meeting new people, and hearing their stories in order to gain a better understanding of my own.
I’ve been doing that a lot lately, and there’s a lot of beauty (and growth) to take in.
‘As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth is the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.‘ – Mahatma Gandhi
Ive been listening to this
…enjoying warm, cosy, empowering women type social media stuffs like this (we need more of that.)
…and, well, this.
What about you?