This week The Artist’s Way was all about money. The chapter is called “Recovering a Sense of Abundance.” It promised to be a bit volatile, but nothing too crazy happened. In the middle of it all, we had a snowstorm in Portland so I was forced to stay home and do some of the things I really enjoy, like playing board games with my husband, baking cookies and reading. It was hard for me to feel volitle in the middle of a snow storm. I love snow. I love it. I love it so much I insisted on having my wedding in the snow. In fact, the last big snow storm was during my wedding five years ago, so it kind of brought back a lot of sweet memories.
I did my morning pages every day. And I did my artist’s date. My Artist’s Date was writing Valentine cards. I bought a set a few months ago, a lovely Martha Stewart collection. So it was fun to sit down and actually send them. I’m thinking about making that an annual tradition. Sending Christmas Cards has, so far, been tough for me. The holidays are so busy and they always sneak up on me. There’s far less going on this time of year. I really enjoyed it.
My overall progress in this “Artist’s Way” journey feels a bit stalled, but I feel like I’ve made some. I always end each week wishing I’d done more of the exercises. Wishing I’d made more time. This week, I feel that way again, even though I’ve done a lot of them. But… there is one thing this book preaches over and over: to be gentle with yourself. So I’m going to try to let it go, and move on. Next week begins, Recovering A Sense of Connection.