Posts Tagged ‘creativity.’
Happy Halloween Everyone !!
not sure if it’s just because spring has arrived and with it a new & fresh perspective, or if it’s because something really is stirring and it’s bigger, greater than us therefore leaving me with this unavoidable (not that i want to avoid it) feeling that the possibilities really are endless.
let’s roll with it.
this is a very welcomed feeling for me. i’m sure anyone would be able to put two and two together if you happened to stop by our website since the beginning of this year, it’s lacking, there’s not much going on, or so it would seem. but to be completely honest there most certainly is something going on, it’s just not been “expressible” for me. sure at times over the past few months there have been moments of “expression”, just ask my patient and faithful husband (i love you stephen), but up until this point i have been internally battling.
there are many reasons for this internal battle, but the one battle i feel i have been losing is that of “creativity”. i have been at war over this aspect of my life, of my personality, and i have been losing. i hadn’t realized just HOW much i was losing this battle until i came across a little book called “the war of art” by steven pressfield. i didn’t even want to read it at first, but this little 160 page book managed to stir up so many things within me that i have been feeling on the verge of bursting! the best part was how practically he explains some things. i am being a bit vague i realize, but it has been quite a while since i last wrote this openly so bear with me.
one of my favorite things he says in regards to writing was this….”There’s a secret that real writers know that wanna be writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down, is resistance”. And then of course he has a whole chapter on resistance.
so to all of you out there who can relate to this “war” within, sure, check out his book if you like it helped me a lot, but mostly be encouraged. You are not alone in this struggle, there are many of us who can relate.
“Creative work is…a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got!” – Steven Pressfield
so of course it’s that time,
a time when you remember things past and look forward to things ahead. As 2010 is rapidly disappearing in the rearview mirror i naturally begin to wonder what this bright new year will hold.
2010 was good to us, finally settled in our own little corner of the world (kelowna, BC) we began to dream once again. this past year took us to many places. some of those places we once called home, but many of them new and unfamiliar to us. This was a year of adventure, challenge, growth, family & friends, and much Love.
we can’t wait to see where this ship will sail in 2011, my husband wrote something once to me while we were dating and i feel that it is very key for this next year, it went a little something like this…..
“faith is the ship of doing.
it is never docked but is fueled by hopes of distant lands;
the Holy Spirit fills it’s sails and the word of God is the very wood it is made of.
you are it’s crew and when the crew stay on board it is not easily sunk.
Jesus is it’s Captain and the hurting world it’s destination, a redeemed world it’s goal.
faith is the ship of doing and it’s your choice to sail with it or not.”
a few pictures below only begin to capture this past year for us, enjoy and much love in this new year.
A fine day in history, the day of my birth.
that’s right, i’m 27 and proud.
i have come to find that growing older is grand.
i feel like my perspective on life has changed and developed so much these past few years that being older has a new appeal to it.
you see things through new eyes as you add another year to your life.
i understand and respect my parents more than ever.
i listen differently, more intently, to people and those around me than i ever did before.
i see god in a new light and am more in love with him than years past.
i am learning to love in a deeper way.
so many new things how can you not embrace age?
just over a week ago we had a party to celebrate of course, another thing that gets better, parties! we decided to have a Garden Party. my cousin Cassandra Monster (yes that’s really her last name =) myself and of course my mother, threw some fabulous yummies, decorations, and well thought out details together and a grand party it was!
thank you all who came, helped and celebrated, it was a great day!
*the pictures below will give you a bit of an idea of the fun we had! *