Yesterday, my lovely friend @_jennymontenegro told me I should meditate on fear and how it relates to my creative process.
Let me explain... fear is a huge dick in my life. It’s always telling me SOMEthing I “really really must do” or questioning me for attempting something “that I obviously can’t do.”
No matter what piece of art or writing I am trying to create, fear is there... being a dick.
So, I’ve decided (thanks to my friend and @elizabeth_gilbert_writer’s Big Magic) to open a dialogue with fear and let him know what’s up.
So here goes...
Thanks for your input. I know you’re trying to protect me, I get it, you’re just doing your job. Here’s the thing though: am a grown ass woman, and I can take care of myself. I do not need you tagging along every moment of every day wasting my energy with your incessant “what if this all goes to shit” questions. Seriously, who has time for that?
Thank you for your service, but I am no longer interested in what you offer me. BYEEEEE
Making of "Self-preservation": My favorite collage so far! Each one of these works in a way as a section or chapter opener of my first written story 3 Phases Between a Full Moon. Hopefully I'll get to share it with you guys in the future.
South Beach / Pea Soup Beach.
Thursday 21st June 2018. Our shortest day. Arrival 7.37am 8c. Departure 8.01am 8.01c.
They stand on the waters edge. Two sentries guarding their territory. There is a stillness we wait for the sunrise. Colors edge their way above the dune. Houses gleem in the light and the dark rocks turn orange brown.
It's official! The editing process is now complete, state to state! I can now say I've completed the most pivotal piece of my writing career so far.
Though its creation nearly destroyed me (and I'm not allowed to share it on social media until it comes out), I'd like to thank a great many people who both inspired its birth and saw it through adolescence.
To @georgarucostanza for being my inspiration over the years, as always you’ll remain to be. This piece would not exist if it were not for you. To @rawritsjanelle and the Johnson family for supplying me with a supportive and relaxing environment to work in. To @tyler.graustein and @bb_broccoli who helped me through the night terrors I endured while writing this. To @grimmogg, who first put the idea in my head to write this piece. To @eringolder and @ray_chulcap_lun for always sending me your words of wisdom, guiding me toward its completion.
To so many individuals (you know who you are ), you've helped me tremendously...to better know the depths of my writing and to better know myself. THANK YOU for encouraging me to turn my dreams into a reality and live a life I can be proud of.
We all have it when we hop on a plane or in the car for a road trip. Did I remember everything? What if I forgot this, will that ruin my trip? This packing list for Havasu Falls Campground was super helpful for our group when we were preparing for our weekend in Arizona! Check out my latest blog post if you’re planning a trip to Havasu Falls to read about my must haves. Link in bio!
Getting real sad writing my last blog about Havasu Falls, but can’t wait to start blogging about some mini Northern Michigan adventures.