Dreams of Summer & My Creative Soul

I love to watch how birds
Soar on the wind.

There appears to be such
Little effort, yet such joy.
I want to become like a bird
and let my spirit soar
On the winds that are blowing
Through my life.

I will not be crushed against the rocks!
I will sense the rhythm,
The flow, and react accordingly.
I will trust my inner guide.

~ Judith Garrett Garrison & Scott Sheperd

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I wish I could express just how I am feeling these days. I have been rather quiet, I know. But it is the sort of quiet that comes when a soul is on the verge of a creative discovery. And rather than push it down, say I haven’t the time and just succumb to fears of failure, I am embracing it. I am opening my heart to it – throwing my arms wide and breathing deeply the delicious perfume of life.

It’s no secret that 2012 has not been kind so far. And for much of that, I have no control. But I am determined, nonetheless to work on the things I can change, to seize control of my part in this year and do something about it. For that reason, I have decided to take a step back from Facebook, Twitter, and all those hours of mindless surfing I spend on the internet.

During the months of June, July and August, I will be pulling away from social media and focusing more on my daughter, my writing and other various things that I enjoy doing. I’m not pulling away entirely, mind you. I have decided to set aside one day a week (not the whole day) but a specific day to check Facebook, Twitter, post on my blog and read/comment on your blog posts so I am still in touch with you. I will also be writing letters via snail mail and hope you will write me back!

I have chosen Thursdays as my day to check in as well as my scheduled posting day. I am hoping that this new schedule will serve as  a boost to my creativity and allow me a fresh perspective on things. I will still be checking email daily.

I am so excited about this. I’ve also committed to practicing yoga daily. I have a list of things I hope to accomplish, which I shall – at some point – share here. I’ve been on a spiritual journey of late too and I am praying this respite will help me rediscover who I am and what it is I truly believe as ME, Tracy and not just things I was taught by my parents. There is so much hate and negativity in the world right now. I want to be someone who contributes to the love in the world and who lifts people rather than tear them down.

I hope you’ll drop me a line and keep me updated on your summer, your life and the things you have been doing. Thursday, June sixth will be the date of my next blog post.

All my best to you, my dear friends!

0 thoughts on “Dreams of Summer & My Creative Soul

  1. Though I miss my daily dose of InkyTwig, I completely support this. I know that the results to will be wonderful and that you will be renewed creatively, spiritually and physically. It’s probably something that more of us should consider.

    Much love to you, my friend and best wishes for this journey!

  2. Good luck and more power to you! I hope this summer brings you great discoveries and marvelous miracles 🙂 ~S

    • I am doing it at home – just following dvd right now. Mostly it is for my shoulder – as it has been bothering me for several weeks and the yoga seems to help it. I’m following the Relaxation and Stress Relief dvd by Ashley Turner. http://ashleyturner.org/

  3. I am behind on blogs so late to this … but BRAVO! I think it’s a frickin’ great idea! No better time to do this than the summer. Who wants to stare at a computer when we only have three short months of sun, strawberries, bumblebees, crickets, shooting stars? Enjoy everyone minute and keep us posted … I’m excited about this journey you are on!

  4. I LOVE that you’re doing this, Tracy – and I’ll be doing the same thing beginning next week – though my measures will be more extreme than yours. I seem to HAVE to do the “all or nothing” thing with social media to be able to achieve the necessary level of creativity that I seem to need for my fiction writing. So, I’ll see you around in July, hopefully! Good luck. I support you 100%!

    • Thanks, Melissa. I’ve been “weaning” myself fairly slowly…I haven’t been perfect about not checking in during the day but I am getting things done – as I’ll post about in my blog today. Good luck to you as well and see you when you pop up for “air”!

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