I’m writing in the dark here, in the silence between your comments. I no longer know if you’re an old friend, a new visitor, a homemaker, a life coach, a writer, a blogger, a former blogger or someone who knows me ‘in real life’ and has found me on Google. One thing I do know: if you subscribed here years ago and you’re reading this in your feed reader, you’re someone who enjoys the magic of connecting through words, of capturing and sharing the fragments of feeling that make a patchwork life. You’re a creator, a carer, someone who wants to touch hearts and make a difference in the world.
I’m guessing there have been dark moments when you’ve asked yourself why you carry on creating, when you’ve wrapped yourself up in a blanket of self doubt, rejection, comparison, frustration and fear and been tempted to stop reaching out, to stop creating, because creation and connection crack open your heart and keep you vulnerable and open to the world. That’s why I thought you might like Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest TED talk.
“For me, going home meant returning to the work of writing because writing was my home, because I loved writing more than I hated failing at writing, which is to say that I loved writing more than I loved my own ego….” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
What guides you home to yourself? ~ Janice