Creative juices and a slow fermentation

I haven’t written much lately.

Well, aside from tongue-in-cheek, deep blonde philosophies and text surrounding a new technology platform in my work life, I haven’t written much at all.

The most recent offering was a series of blog posts and photographs sharing my experience on a guided tour through Ontario wine country.

Vidal Grapes

Two days into the three-day adventure, I was tired of tasting wine. I felt bloated and stiff.   I wanted to go back to my own bed.

wine glass empty near gazebo

At least I  met  new people, saw new places plus took a lot of photographs with my iPad mini.  It became a tedious task to sift through them and my travel log in order to satisfy my OCD tendencies and share my observations.  On that note, here are the post links in  chronological order:

So, I have returned to the reality of family and work and keeping with a scheduled existence.  I am hovering within “the poetic and the financial”, a phrase presented once again at a recent writing group event.  I really need to hover in the financial, to ensure a comfortable, secure living for me and my family.   We are seeing first-hand the youth jobless rate in Ontario and it hasn’t been for the lack of trying by a couple of residents.

One of them is keeping busy, exercising a Masters of Art in English Literature degree with providing edits to the novel.  She is also providing illustrations to represent a theme in the story. We joke about this being an opportunity or some form of punishment.   I am happy to have someone else investing time and creative energy for my other “baby”. I will allow it another ten years to mature into a second edition for print and ebook, adorned with illustrations.

Illustration Year of the Rabbit zodiac

Illustration Year of the Rabbit zodiac

Maybe I need more torment and despair to prime the creative juices and write something of lasting value.  No thanks.  I would rather live a long, healthy life of mediocrity.

As someone who needs to create and express, I will invest my energies over the next few months into activities surrounding visual art and music. I’m also trying to spend more time moving my body and less time exercising my opinions online.  If I venture into the latter, it will be in 140 characters or less.  

I want to focus on my health, my family and my friends.  I want to spend quality time  around my humble home and outside, learning new things.  I want to be a sponge instead of a spout. I will also need more time and emotional energy for an up-coming change.  Of course, once that change has successfully taken place, I will likely want to write about it.

Thanks for reading.



About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother, Grandmother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel in 2011 under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, community volunteer, Archives and Records Management graduate, and long-time IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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7 Responses to Creative juices and a slow fermentation

  1. johnwbienko says:

    I discovered many hours of pleasure playing the music from The Complete Guitar Songbook, Omnibus Edition, on my Yamaha FG460S guitar. Imagine, Hey Jude, Where have all the Flowers Gone are favorites. aloha .

    • shewrite63 says:

      Thanks for visiting, reading and commenting. There is a small acoustic guitar here that I intend to become acquainted with – with the guidance of one of the boys. I may also try singing along. Yikes! I just have to let go of a few volunteer commitments and free up some time.


  2. This is where it’s all at “humble home, family and learning new things”. Good luck with the younger generation’s job searching. If I hear of anything. I’ll let you know.

    • shewrite63 says:

      Thanks for visiting. Yeah, it looks like my 2 year and 5 year plans downsizing and getting in more travel will be put on hold for a while. As much as I complain, I enjoy having my kids close by :o}

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