It is 72 degrees right now, in January no less, and I am sitting in paradise. In my own back yard, with the rye grass a spring green, a bee strolling across my day planner, my dog laying next to the patio sniffing the air. Ahhhh… It feels like such a long ahhhh… because it feels almost as if I’ve been in a 3 month hibernation.
We all experience this – a period of time when we go underground in a sense, pull comfort around us like a blanket, and just try to get through whatever it is. In my case, what triggered it was moving from our family home and downsizing in preparation for our youngest daughter heading to college next year. We released about 1/3 of our belongings, said goodbye to a house full of beautiful memories, and moved.
During this time I didn’t have my usual passion for creating new business programs or socializing or even dancing as much as usual. Instead, it was almost like slowing down my heartbeat and entering a cocoon.
That didn’t mean I didn’t keep busy. I did. In fact, at times I was a whir of movement – pack the trunk with boxes for Goodwill, paint this wall, sort kitchen drawers. Anything so I didn’t have to think too much.
Finally, I felt the call to come back. To spend more time with my writing, with connecting to and embracing exactly where I was. And so I sit on my deck overlooking paradise, shedding the winter layer that has protected me, and feeling the air on my legs. Aliveness and possibility are calling again, and I am listening…
If you find yourself in the midst of hibernation, with your creativity and writing frozen, perhaps it’s time for the thaw? If you are hearing that voice calling for something more, consider joining me on an 8 week adventure beginning February 19. See details above in Reconnecting with your Creative Heartbeat… and Writing from There..
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