The last few months have just been rough, from a “I don’t feel like writing, or doing much, or like I have much to contribute” place. It’s been frustrating. Lots of great things have been happening, I’ve just been out of it energy and focus-wise. Finally starting to feel like I’m coming out of that a bit. Reminding myself that there’s stuff to do, that taking breaks is okay. Like Julia Cameron says, sometimes you have to fill the well before you can draw more from it.
And I have recently been reminded of this quote:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIVING A LIFE:
1. PAY ATTENTION
2. BE ASTONISHED
3. TELL ABOUT IT– Mary Oliver
So, if you find yourself in one of those slumps like me, maybe start with Mary Oliver’s advice and see if it helps.
I am a great fan of Mary Oliver and agree fully. However I would add one more thing: Be kind to yourself!
You are the best, Emily Haggerty! 🙂