I had an amazing day today; I knew it would be. I’m still processing the magnitude of it but wanted to capture some of its rawness too.
I saw Liz Gilbert today at the Sydney Opera House. She came onstage and took her shoes off, waved to the audience who started clapping with her first step on stage, and was then unnecessarily introduced.
I welled up. My shoes were already off. Not because I had a broken toe but because I hate shoes. Life is better without them; more organic. Feral hippie I know.
Before she spoke I knew … I could sense the energy in my universe shifting … Felt myself returning to my self. I haven’t been there in a fair few weeks. And have hated it. It resulted in two serious bouts of illness; one I am still fighting.
And then Liz spoke. Genuine, authentic, rooted in experience, and I started making decisions.
How To Be Creative …
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Ultimately that was the message. And I heard it.
Within five minutes answers flooded in …
Drop to part time teaching – one day to write each week.
Write my Teaching Manifesto. I’m good at teaching; I have a lot of wisdom to share. And it’s time I do.
Don’t make everything perfect. It’s okay for characters to be flawed, stories to have holes, spelling to be wrong (over my dead body lol), nothing to ever be published …
I love writing.
It is when I feel most liberated, most empowered, most alive. So do it. Just do it. No more excuses. No more wasted time. Embrace my opportunities and make the necessary sacrifices. I just need enough money for the basics. I don’t need hundreds of dresses. Tattoos. Books 😳 maybe ignore that one lol.
And it is time …