I’ve come to realize that one of the reasons I am able to write freely is because I have had years and years of practice. While growing up, I was never concerned that anyone in the house was going to find my journal and read my deepest thoughts. Most of my family didn’t read English, and if my brother came across my journal, he would never have read it or judged me for it (he is the best!).
I was able to fully and deeply pour out my heart, explore all of its hidden corridors, without fear of being found or self-consciousness of being judged. I also had no comparison for my writing. I made up the rules of journaling. No one said I had to do it a certain way. So I wrote and wrote, and how I wrote evolved over the years as I tuned into what worked for me.
When there is no “right” way, it gives us freedom to do what feels right for us.
I wonder how many would-have-been artists stopped creating due to that fear and self-consciousness. How many are brave enough to try to unlearn that and recapture those innocent days of youth where we could write, paint, dance without rules? I think that this endeavor is one of the worthiest we can embark on as adults. Being able to create without abandon would free us on so many levels.
Being free in our creating requires for us to be unattached to the reactions of others. Join me on Sunday at my in person workshop – BOUNDLESS: Freeing ourselves from the reactions of others and taking back our power. Become the creator you’ve always wanted to be!
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.