Hi you… I have been considering what to write about and while I actually have a list of topics, I’m lacking the passion/creativity to make them interesting. It’s not for any reason other than I’ve been focused on other things this week – all, I’m happy to say are exciting and wonderful – and will share one of them tomorrow on Insta!!! It’s just that it’s hard for me to switch gears creatively – to go from one headspace to another. Maybe that’s the way it is for everyone? Anyway, I recently finished reading “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. It was extremely inspiring and I highly recommend it. The biggest take away, especially being a believer in “the universe” and those unbelievable coincidences that just ‘happen’ – is that not only do they happen with people and relationships, but they also happen with ideas. Her belief (and now mine too) is that creativity, great ideas and boundless ways to express them are floating around us at all times just waiting until they find a ready and willing host who will take the ball and run with it… If you already believe this to be true with people as I do, doesn’t it makes perfect sense that the same rules apply to ideas? Something for you to ponder while I take you with me to the desert…
I don’t know why I have such a craving to go on a road trip to Joshua Tree and the Mojave Desert, but I do. I wonder if it’s because I have always lived on a coast and near mountains and/or the ocean. I can’t imagine not. As such, long flat savannas are a curious thing. And all those Dr. Seuss-ish plants. It’s been building for the past 6 months or so. There have been a few evenings where I have almost gone for it. Right then and there. Merely letting myself experience what being daring and free feels like for the first time in my entire life was half the thrill. That’s what being an empty nester for a few months will do to you – lol. You become the 20 year old self that you never were. This road trip is realistically not going to happen for a couple of months, but when it does, it will hopefully be something like this….