I just finished week one and I’m feeling really good about it. The theme was “Recovering a Sense of Safety”. So I made some lists of people and events that have damaged my creativity and people who have nurtured it. It was harder than I thought to identify the people who have hurt me, but I came up with a couple. The book says more may reveal themselves in the coming weeks.
It was tough to get up every day and write the morning pages, but I made it 6 and a half of the days. One day I had a doctor appointment and just couldn’t get it all done in time. It might be a little early in the process, but I already feel like I’m coming up with better solutions to problems in my life. Nothing spectacular, but the writing in the morning is doing what I hoped it would do by clearing out the clutter in my brain. It is a time sacrifice though, which is hard to come to terms with. The book says 3 pages should take me 30 minutes, but for me, it’s more like an hour.
I did have one failure: I have not gone on my Artist’s Date yet! I planned to yesterday but was sidetracked by an emergency family problem. I’m going to do it today, but technically I’ve already started week two. Oh well, lesson learned. Don’t wait until the last minute! I am looking forward to it though. I plan to head out with my camera and take some photos. The sun is shining today, it should be beautiful. This afternoon I begin this week’s reading on “Recovering a Sense of Identity”. We’ll see where this journey takes me.