I enjoy sharing beautifully composed, manicured and artistic photos, but I really enjoyed sharing more video while doing the last yoga challenge. I started filming more of my practice after my first graduate program, when I really needed to reconnect to my creative self and body. I started posting clips on Facebook, but they were all taken down because of copyright on the songs (even tho they were all Bach’s and Beethoven’s pieces). So I started posting on instagram instead. At first my profile was just our foster cats and grass growing out of sidewalks.
And now I share some art everyday. And I want to share more of myself still. I have received feedback from a number of people that they don’t know “who I really am”, and I do understand that since I closed up for a really long time...and somehow felt like showing my real, raw self was embarrassing or inappropriate or “too much”...and I’d be hurt or rejected. But I am also truly an introverted person. I will always have a private world reserved for only a few to explore, but I do have a desire to have meaningful connections with many.
But also, part of me doesn’t know what to do with that. What does that mean? What am I comfortable revealing next, letting everyone in closer to, while still being authentic to me? Sharing more organic moments came to mind, as well as more of my deep thoughts - dropping the veil.
Anyway, I’d like to connect more with my in-person friends and all of you, and I’d love ideas on how to do that.
Much love today