Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Friday, September 3, 2010
Labor Day Thoughts
I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday weekend. We've got big doings. My son is arriving today for a quick visit. Tonight is dinner with good friends. Tomorrow a day trip somewhere in the Land of Enchantment. Sunday's an annual pool party at our friend's house and Monday, hubs and I collapse. Only kidding.
It's odd to be at this stage in my life. I've always been such a type-a, super-productive personality. So to not have that kind of energy going on with my writing feels weird, as if something is wrong. But it isn't. I know I am not supposed to think of writing as a career, because that sets me up for failure. If I think of it as just doing something I love, no matter what happens or doesn't happen, it will be all right with me.
The story is coming in dribs and drabs. It is so very hard to get myself into the quiet, meditative state that seems to be needed for this particular story to emerge. And even when I do manage to do that, sometimes nothing happens. Sometimes a blurb comes. I'm getting to be very okay with this. I simply turn my attention elsewhere.
My singing group is almost a full-time job. It's certainly a full-time commitment. Between choosing songs, trying them out, making practice cd's, working out choreography, then practicing them, it's a huge time and energy experience. But I love it. It's a dream come true. And so much fun! Just want to say it's never too late to pursue a dream.
Are there any dreams from your childhood you'd still love to make come true?