Why? My business coach, Jane, suggested I explore another avenue of creativity. I decided on writing because I have always kept a journal and wrote songs or poetry.
So when artist and writer Cynthia Morris of originalimpulse.com shared in her newsletter about her online writing course Free Write Fling, I thought it was perfect timing.
Though I started writing because of the class, I came to truly enjoy it because it became a space where the real world could not reach me. It became a place of truth.
Moreover, I learned that one has to commit to writing as with any endeavor.
I had to move heaven and earth to make my writing a priority. Sometimes I wrote in strange places like at the laundromat.
What were the results?
Clarity. Stronger and deeper voice. Connecting with myself. I found myself writing and speaking truth in everyday situations. Telling people things they may or may not have wanted to hear.
So here I am in Golden, Colorado at a conference for artists (Art Biz Breakthrough 2015 led by Alyson Stanfield).
I made it to Colorado this week despite what looked like insurmountable challenges. At one point in October while writing, I emphatically wrote that "I would go." The intention and determination swelled up in me. After much prayer, the way was made clear shortly after that.
Visual art...and writing. A powerful combination which I'm no longer afraid to own.