Walking My Way To Water Week 16: Adventure?


"The soul thrives on adventure. Deprived of adventure, our optimism fails us."

Interesting.
As is the idea that inner-artist rebellion may take the form of "self-involved crankiness."
And…."When we avoid risk, we court depression."

Man, I am struggling my way through this book.
Man, I am struggling my way through this life right now.
Oof.

Rising to the top of my consciousness this week is…my inability to send my work out into the world. The inability to…finish things to my satisfaction and to share them. Along with this realization, I wish I could say that there has been an answering wave of creative energy and bravery. But alas….I find the opposite is true.

There is no energy.
There is barely the energy to come here and attempt a post.

I am depressed.
There.
I said it.

Now what?

The good news is that I know one thing.
I know that the only constant in life is CHANGE.
I know that I will emerge from this.

I am reading the book.
I am working the tasks.
I also have another challenge that takes me away from my … "Self-involved crankiness."
I’m helping a friend edit his first book.
I think that book, and maybe this book as well, are saving my life right now.

Sorry I can’t seem to talk about it much.

On we go. ~p

9 Comments on “Walking My Way To Water Week 16: Adventure?

  1. Love and prayers to you. If there was a way for me to lift the sadness from your spirit I would surely do it. I the naming of depression is important. A way to see it for what it is, a thing that is afflicting you but is not you. May this pass soon.

    • Thanks, Darlin’
      Yesterday, instead of writing…I spent a few hours doodling/drawing.
      I also drank some tea made from dandelion blossoms.
      It helped lift the sadness.

      Making…
      I truly think the making helps.

      Go easy ~p

  2. Ack! Have you had your thyroid checked lately? Also, I’ve been taking Vit. D pills, even with the sun–they seem to give me a little more energy!

    Don’t forget to visualize yourself back to health!

    Big hugs!

    • Hey T
      Thanks for stoppin’ by.
      I just started back on the vitamin D…had let it slip.
      I do need to set up an appt with the doc…
      Just haven’t gotten a round toit yet.
      😳

  3. That is a very interesting and expressive sketch. Did you do that? It sure reflects the theme of the post. It is fascinating to see how working through Julia’s exercises brings things to the surface so we can recognize and eventually accept our creative reality. I suppose that is always an important step in our ongoing evolution as artists.

    I’ll get the SpiritWalkers group to send some positive thoughts your way…

    • Hey Shawn
      I did do the sketch.
      I’m finding that drawing is gooooood.
      Drawing and walking are the things that are “helping” the most right now.

      Thanks for stopping by and your lovely words.
      Carry back my love to the Spiritwalkers.

      Go easy ~p

  4. Did you make that sketch? I do like the choice of illustration. It’s raw and totally fits the theme of the post. It is also fascinating to see how Julia is able to get us to recognize our creative reality. I suppose that’s an important part of our ongoing evolution as artists. I’ll have the SpiritWalkers groups send out some positive thoughts your way. Take care for now. I may have an idea or two to send later on.

    Shawn

  5. Hi Pam. it’s Marit here – sending you love and gratitude for the way you have lifted the spirits of others so often – I hope your spirits will lift too! And yes, it’s a great drawing …

    • Hey Marit
      Thanks so much for stopping by.
      Great to hear from you.
      All the warmth and wonder and supportive vibes from the SpiritWalkers comes whooshing through.

      Hugs to you ~p

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