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.
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.
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.
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.