Welcome to my blog and my first post. I want to use this blog like a notebook. A place to express and share thoughts about feelings, ideas, bits of writing and poetry, art ideas, cooking and food, music, books, lifestyle, languages, places and everything else in between.
In the past I have always waited for the perfect moment. Two of my most used phrases when I was a little girl was ‘I’m not ready yet’ and ‘I’ll start tomorrow’. But now I’m trying to make it different. The days and weeks seem to fly by and before we know it, it is a new year, and we feel like we don’t have time to do the things that we love. The response is ‘I'm too busy, it’ll have to wait.” We get so stuck in a world of busy, chaoticness that we don’t take the time to stop, feel our hearts beating in our bodies and know that we are living, flourishing beings, capable of anything in this very moment.
Because I am a queen of procrastination, I’m trying to incorporate back into my life some of the things that I have let slip away while I’ve been busy studying, but that are really important to me and that help define who I am. I thought I’d share one of these things in my first blog post. I am attempting to develop the habit of regularly creating in a journal. It’s a bit difficult for me, and I’m trying to be kinder and not too hard on myself, as well as trying not to get too stuck on perfectionism (which is rather difficult, and which is often the thing holding me back, but more of that in another post).
So I’m challenging myself to do one sketch a week, because I know that is an achievable goal for me at this stage. By sketching or writing in this journal weekly, I will be helping myself to develop the habit of regular creating, which is one of the things I love the most, but have not been doing over the last year. Here is the first drawing in my journal, I’m not aiming for a perfect or finished piece, I’m just aiming to try and increase the habit of creative 'juicing'.
Here it is…
Mmmm…. reading back over this post, half of me is wanting to make it perfect, for people to like it and to make it all absolutely impeccable. But the other, more rational half (the one I am trying to bring out more lately) is saying just press the post button, and see how it goes because you can keep changing and refining you blog as you go along. As Lorna Jane said, “In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
What’s one thing you do daily or weekly that brings joy to your life, or that you are hoping to include in your weekly routine to seize the moment? Don’t put off life and living until later, its happening now.
Be present in it.
Until next time - over and out.
Carpe Diem. Seize the Day.