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Robin: For Her, My Turn Revisited

A year ago, I wrote about the baby steps I took to move into living a more creative life.

I am amazed at how quickly time has flown. Many people toss around the words “what are you waiting for?” and to be fair many reasons can be found for not taking on a COMPLETE transformation from the life you live now to the life you want to live. However, I cannot say enough how much I BELIEVE that while Yes we have the tenacity to made big changes in our lives, ONE STEP AT A TIME, community is something that should not be devalued. I know that had I not had one in my corner coaxing me toward something that I was afraid of seeing on my own, I do not think I would have moved MUCH. I could have quit quite easily with no one being the wiser.

Even now, 1 year later, with my dear mentor thousands of miles away, I found that I have just the right amount of encouragement in the tank to continue to notice sparks of innovation and inspiration and MOVE into it. The rhythms of a year with someone experienced in noticing that sort of flash of life is priceless.

And then of course, I am more adept and helping my little one swim in the creativity current. While mommy learned to put her own oxygen mask on, she also learned how to help her offspring thrive. So it’s my turn, her turn, my turn

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  1. alexsondra #

    Well put!

    creativity is like a river, occasionally we construct a necessary dam in order to investigate something more closely.

    Regardless, it’s always moving, finding it’s way for the next willing person to use as a vehicle of personal expression.

    Sometimes we stand at the bank of the river, waiting, watching, uncertain when our creativity will bloom again. Then gazing at our innocent child, playing with care free abandon in the river, we jump in with her/him and recognize there’s no beginning nor end to creativity.

    Thank you for your beautiful expression.

    March 11, 2010
  2. I love your words “there’s no beginning nor end to creativity” – it is true but maybe as adults we think the opposite?

    March 12, 2010
  3. Beautiful!!

    March 15, 2010
  4. Thank you Erica-you helped light the fire xoxo

    March 16, 2010
  5. this is lovely….good for you for committing to creativity and showing your daughter its benefits, one step at a time…

    i’ve spent too much time talking about struggling with it and began to let go of all that about a year ago myself. what else could i do with a babe in arms, tough healing to do, a preteen with his own challenges and a teen. i think we’ve all been a lot happier with my decision to let go of so much control and just let things, life, creativity, and love happen.

    March 20, 2010
  6. Cath c I am starting to feel a bit like kindred spirits with you! I agree it was definitely a decision I needed to make to “let go” of this sense of control I thought that I in my 20’s and 30’s. And mostly, I have expereinced enormous benefits. The woman I am today would look like a stranger to that younger version. BUT the woman today is no longer a caricature of expectations.

    March 22, 2010

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