Hello from rainy, cold Vermont. (Yes, it's 4th of July weekend!)
I can't remember the last time we've had such a cold, damp July 4th. The sky is choked with clouds, and it's drizzling off and on. I'm sitting beside the window, just finishing off an espresso, watching the wind stir the maples in the front yard.
I'm days away from announcing a new book series, and best of all I've been actively writing a lot, which has felt very needed and therapeutic; a balm to the soul. I never push myself with writing, I write when I want to and when I don't I do other things. Not always thrilled about days when I don't feel like it, but I think that's part of the process - learning how to flow, remaining flexible: a bamboo reed, imagery that has always spoken deeply to me. Creativity was never meant to be something forced or pressured, and I feel like any concepts I've been carrying of what 'creativity should be' are coming down on a continual basis. Growth! It's all good! Let it flow.
In the area of minimalism, I've been given such joy in the unfolding of my ongoing journey in this practice. I feel more centered and focused than I have in the long time, and I honestly believe this is a large part of why I've been able to sink deeper into my writing lately. The less I am giving attention and energy to, the more I am able to really give my attention to the things I really want to invest myself into, heart and soul. I'm planning on filming a few videos about this to share more about my journey and what has helped guide me.
And lastly, my new Etsy shop, Vermont Boho...! What a joy that's been to share, I've been so touched by all the good energy and support. So thank you to everyone who has visited, commented, favorited my shop, and invited my work into their lives. Much love! If you haven't had a chance to check out my shop, feel free to here.
That's it for now. Off to forage for more coffee and perhaps get a little writing in. How's your weekend going? What's been inspiring your creativity lately? I would love to hear about your journey in the comments below, friend.
All the love & light,