I've noticed lately that when life throws some tough pitches my way it can be difficult for me to stay creative and on task.
What I discovered today were two things. First, I had to do something that my soul feels good doing. So I made a point of doing some thrift shopping. I did it for a client that needs a dresser for her guest room, for my Etsy shop and for me.
Second, I discovered a guided meditation by Deepak Chopra and Oprah. I think Oprah has been a true spiritual advisor in my life. So instead of making excuses as to why I shouldn't meditate (there are currently millions) I sat in quiet while the baby napped and I meditated. It was kind of amazing, difficult and peaceful. And it filled me up.
I suppose these are the steps I must take to get back on the road. For me to make the return to my regularly scheduled programing despite major setbacks, despite emotions and despite the constant distraction of a 10 month old. If I've learned anything in my life so far, it's that when we really want something we will do anything to accomplish it. I believe that I am on the right path and I know I will do the hard work that it takes to get there. Even if I can't see the how or when right now. I will stay the path, show up every day and do the work.