December 10 – Wisdom
Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? This word and question was picked by author: Susannah Conway. In case you are new this is from project #reverb10.
The wisest decision was allowing myself to return to me. I know sounds cuckoo, but it is true. Being a military spouse and moving as much as we have feels, like Alice in the rabbit hole. Confusion, time changes, new homes, new jobs, new friends, new everything. It gets old! Family is scattered here and there, as are the friends, that were part of my daily life. It is like I have a garden of people, that I can't see much. I can
call them, txt them, fb, tweet, but the roots have loosened, as time has marched on. I have transplanted my dreams here and there, always trying to fit the part of the country I lived in. Be a chameleon...blend in. I could only blend in for so long. I felt like a frayed electric cord; I needed a spark, to be excited about something, passion needs to be part of our worlds, or it gets dull. This year I returned to my passion; I allowed myself to play, read, sketch, craft and write. I gave myself permission to be the crEATtive person I am. I submitted art to a magazine, never had before. The old me had blocked the door, I didn't allow myself to open it, didn't have time for it, it made to much mess, my family would think I was a kook. (Just for the record: They know I am). ;-D
Creative people are wired different. We need to tend to your souls daily, like brushing our teeth. Just as the athlete has to work out almost every day or the singer, sing. etc. There is never enough time, good time, or the right time. You just have to do it! It is like opening the window and allowing the dust to blow out, allowing the sunlight to enter. When we don't find ways to do what we love, we wither, we fade and we dry up. Our soul starves, when we don't partake in our joy, our passion. We know we all have the key to our own doors, but we have to open them. No, you might not be on the Best Seller list, or be in an art museum, or be a rock star, but your universe will be happier and your spirit will soar! Find your key and open the door and windows, to your soul! Your heART with thank you~