Since first picking up Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life several years ago, I have adored Anne Lamott for her refreshing attitude to life itself. I found her latest essay on Facebook yesterday, when the walls of my mind felt as though they were closing in.
‘The truth is, everyone worth his or her salt–all your very best people– feel broken, stunned, overwhelmed and defection some of the time.’
– Anne Lamott, 30th May 2015
If you feel as though you are in the ring at the moment, take a look at the rest of Anne’s essay – you may find something helpful in there.
What lifts you up when you’re feeling down? Let’s talk in the comments.
Whilst meandering through Twitter yesterday, this popped up in my feed:
At times, my creative journey has felt more like an odyssey, so I know exactly what Patchett is getting at. As I continue to work towards a state of being able to make peace with myself and the events that have shaped me into the person I am, I learn more and more about how I can work towards that ultimate goal of self-forgiveness.
Just a short post today – hopefully next week’s Sunday Thought will be a little more substantial. Thanks to Leigh at Headspace Perspective for the inspiration.
What’s been the hardest part of your creative journey? How are you working towards overcoming it? Let’s talk in the comments.