CHECK IT √ — tuesday Status Report: **
√ wk 20–> writing freak
x wk 18/19–> down & out 😦
√ wk 17–> business cards & grand-daughter joy
√ wks 14 through 1 –> please see Check It √ page index
This Week’s Project [+ previously missed weeks]
The drama has ended. A little bundle of straw was placed on top of the stress mountain from the past year — I declared ‘enough’ — they ridiculed & attacked — I exploded back. My shame was public. Now, although not the way I wanted nor envisioned, the truth is out — I am beyond relieved. I feel free — me again.
I mentioned in October 2nd’s Check It Tuesday that I was struggling with writer’s block. All my creativity was stifled — stained glass, house painting, decorating, … everything!
But author Cristian Mihai’s article, Write About What You Know, bubbled away at the back of my brain. Then, during another sleepless night, as a special day quickly approached, the words came. Slowly at first … then they flowed like the Bow River rushing from the Rockies where I grew up.
It was so peaceful with the inky black outside the large windows, no lights except the blue tv screen playing country music & my laptop turned low — I was reminded of a favourite author:
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many
things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Finally, I started posting on Dawne Thoughts, with Sweet Life — Where To Start? and over the next couple days continued with Truth: My Bad? & Apology Not Enough. I finally posted on Dawne Enlightened about PTSD. I am encouraged to write more.
The dam broke & the words flowed — all my creativity returned.
The best thing is I got educated. The pieces of the puzzle were finally exposed, with a very important one falling into place just this very morning. Now I understand. Yes, now I totally–been there, done that– understand.
Now I know the answer to my never-ending question of why. It’s no longer a black, empty computer screen — the data has been entered.
Stop the presses … the big bonus event … drumroll please … is …
Next Week’s Project
I received a new commission … Hallelujah … I’m back on track!
That’s all that needs to be said. I am excited to be getting back to glasswork. I am off to Glasssmith to find some beautiful glass to inspire me.
I am going to have fun this week — beautifully creative fun.
Check back next Tuesday [October 30th] to see how I do at Check It √ Tuesday!
Functional glass & wood art on Vancouver Isle