Hitting A Wall On The Road To Self-Care

I’m 70-ish days into my 100 Days of Creative Self-Care and around the 60-day mark, I kind of hit a wall. That wall was the realization that creatively and professionally, I am going about things all wrong. I am that proverbial square peg trying to stuff herself into the round hole of everyone’s comfort zone… including my own. Apparently, I used to be round and fit just fine when I was doing what I thought I was “supposed to” do.

Once again, not serving myself first in my supposed “single-serving life.”

So I am here… sitting on a Starbucks patio and praying it doesn’t rain while I (re)discover and (re)define how I will use my creative powers for good!

The “Connection” to Self-Care

This week, I am learning an important aspect of Creative Self-Care… CONNECTION.

Specifically, connecting to other like-minded creative souls. It’s very different than “sharing with friends.” I am in no way diminishing those relationships, but there is something to be said about sharing with people who have worn and walked a mile or two in your shoes… who understand the trials and triumphs of the creative spirit. A couple of days ago, I reconnected with these two beautiful ladies… a reunion that was 2 years overdue! As part of my 100 Days of Creative Self-Care, I need to make physical face time with my “superfriends” a significant part of the program. (Love you, Lorraine Robertson and Desiree Miller)