Lately, I have been focusing my energy and attention on creative writing more than jewelry making. My life has taken quite a turn, with my 13-year marriage reaching an end a couple months ago, and writing has proven to be one of the most gratifying and therapeutic things I’ve ever done (excluding meditation).
I had previously written about what I thought the purpose of making jewelry was (aside from the obvious creative outlet it provides) on my post Why Am I a Jewelry Designer? Just as life had been pounding and shaping me through many trials over the last few years, I was actually expressing that in my jewelry making. You know, as within, so without.
Now the Universe seems to be orchestrating a new phase in my life, with jewelry making slowing down considerably, and the drive and need to write proportionately increasing. Aside from my Spiritual Poetry & Other Self-Reflections blog, which I invite you to visit, I am focusing on a self-help book I have been working on (on and off) for a few months now.
Interestingly enough (just in case you don’t believe in synchronicity), the book is about the self-healing tools I have learned over 27 years, which have helped me to face my life’s obstacles and pain, to grow both emotionally and spiritually. Now they are been put to the test through my current circumstances, and have proven—once again— to be amazingly effective. I just love when life gives me the opportunity to see how much I have grown by challenging me with events I have to overcome! I certainly am, now more than ever, ready to share what I have been gifted with, to help others grow and find more inner peace, including my abilities as an Intuitive Spiritual Counselor and Life & Business Coach. To check what I am up to, visit:
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i have considered blogging / writing as an outlet to de-stress. good luck on your blog! 🙂
You should just go for it, then! Writing is a wonderful tool not only for de-stressing, as you mention, but to get to know yourself through the way you express how you feel and see things. Good luck with your blog!
Even though I do not know you at all, I’m sorry to hear this. It’s a bad time of the year for troubles.
Mark Twain used to say (paraphrased) in hard times he would “write his way out of trouble.”
I’m an old Doc, and I found that to be true too. I saw a lot of heartache, and the only way I could deal with it all was through art. (In my case, both music and writing)
I love this quote from Dr. Indie Jenkins in “The Mandolin Case:”
“It doesn’t take any special talent to be wicked. Anyone can do that. But to be a decent person requires creativity that borders on art.”
I learned a lot from Indie.
Thank you for your comment and your kind words. I couldn’t agree more with both Mark Twain and Indie Jenkins, and I really appreciate you sharing those quotes with me. I do feel like art and creative writing get me ”out of trouble“ indeed, because they help me transcend what my mind (and ego) want me to believe and fall for. The inner space that creativity shapes allows us to move beyond the obvious, external appearance of events to find what is truly meaningful. Thank you!