Late last summer, I stepped back from my duties at the bakery.
This was a planned move, and much-anticipated. We thought it would give me the time and space I needed to heal and to pursue more creative endeavours, which it totally did. But going from being busier than I wanted to be to having all the time in the world threw my often-troublesome thoughts into turmoil.
I’m in therapy now and it’s going really well. We’re KonMari-ing the heck out of the inside of my head and I have the ludicrous and giddy hope that one day it will look like my underwear drawer and my life will be nothing but serenity. Or maybe I’m missing the point…
Soon after I started that, I discovered the Curable app, which is for people who want to overcome chronic pain without the use of major pharmaceuticals. Also going well. Also involving a lot of digging into those often-troublesome thoughts. And writing exercises. Interspersed with meditation.
It’s been a lot of full-on me for the past six months and, honestly? I’m getting a little tired of myself. Which, given those ever-troublesome thoughts, leads me to think you must be, too.
I know I will get some new ideas, soon, likely as spring arrives.
In the meantime, if you have any questions for me, or anything you’ve always wanted me to write about, please let me know. I may not know what to say right now, but I would hate to lose contact with the wonderful community we’ve built here.
Oh no, not tired of hearing from you! But, do understand the need for a step back and regroup. Hope it all works oit and that we hear from you soon.
Thanks so much Mary Ann! I’m thinking it won’t be too long (I’ve already got a couple of ideas floating around in my head…).
I can’t see me ever ‘tiring’ of anything you have to say / write about. It was your words that lead me to connect with you in the first place (a story of the good of the internet which I cherish).
I’m honestly happy whether you’re writing about the big themes like death and illness or the beautiful minutiae of enjoying good food or the tendering of lovingingly made stitches in an old linen tea towel. Wherever you rest your focus your writing casts a projection of the fascinating world therein.
Write whatever takes your fancy, your unique angle on life is always a delight.
Ohhhh, thanks so much, Michaela.
Our friendship is one of the best things to come out of this blog.
Dearest Ganoush sister..follow the path less travelled as long as it works for your needs. See you soon I hope Much love,the other Ganoush xo.
Barb, your not allowed to stop!!! Your an important part of all of our lives…
Not stopping, I promise. Just regrouping.
Gentle hugs to you in your regrouping, and kudos for your bravery. Not going to lie and say that I won’t miss the feeling of calm that always comes over me after I read one of your pieces of wisdom and sharing, but I know that the wait will be worth it. Love you, Kim xo