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Day 27… Writing, learning and growing

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Today the time has just slipped away and I know this post is a little later than usual. I can’t believe I have been writing everyday for 27 days. This whole process has certainly had its ups and downs; a fun yet challenging commitment to have made to myself. Getting into the routine of publishing everyday has been wonderful and having this purpose a real motivating element. The fact that I didn’t plan on doing this or have any idea before hand of what I would be writing about has meant I get a surprise from the outcome everyday!

I have been wondering about what I have learned from this experience… I have had to find my balance between honest sharing and revealing too much. I had to experience the vulnerability that naturally followed on from that. I had to decide what to write on my bad days, where I didn’t just have the blues but had the ‘mean reds.’ (Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of my favourite films!) I had to show up here when I didn’t feel like it. I stuck with myself even when I had no idea what to write. I questioned why I was doing it, whether anyone would read it, whether any of this mattered.

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But of course it matters! It is my story and we ALL have important stories to share. And, we learn from each other everyday if we take the time to pay attention. Long past now are my days of ego battles. I don’t live there anymore. I don’t want to win or claim to be anything that I am not. I don’t make the best art. BUT I don’t want to make excuses or apologise for me and who I AM. I don’t want to hide away those authentic parts of myself which are the BEST parts. I want to shine my light, OUT THERE! And, I keep thinking I want to but never do! So I have been brave, and that’s not always easy. But it’s been valuable for me in lots of ways.

Writing this blog pushes my boundaries of feeling safe. And this is good because it helps me grow. And, if you have enjoyed reading it then it becomes a ‘win, win’ and these are my absolute FAVOURITE! Thanks for reading my post and the connection that brings. X

Photo on 08-03-2015 at 16

“It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.” ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer



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