It’s been a while since I published a piece on this Pause blog. That surprises me.
I’ve written my entire life. Publishing a weekly message was part of my business for 25 years. That practice served me and the business, and I like to think my clients and followers, well.
When I stopped penning the weekly Pause ezine and blog at the start of 2021, I thought the writing would still continue as organically as it had in my early days when I could not not write! Not so, as it turns out.
Take away the commitment to and expectation of publishing a weekly message, and apparently, I’m no longer as devoted to putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Who knew that’s how it would be? Not me.
Oh, I’m still noticing in much the same way I have all my life – things, experiences, ideas, and more. And I’m still writing – but mainly in my head – as in ‘here’s what I think or what I’d say about that’.
Mostly that form of ‘talking to myself’ feels like a sufficient expression. The second step of getting the ideas down on paper seems somehow less essential.
When I do write these days, it tends to be in the form of personal reflections in my journal, or messages of care and encouragement to friends and family. Both of which are rewarding in themselves.
Since art has usurped speaking as a major focus in my life, I also find myself noticing in different ways. I’m more likely to notice lines, shapes, and colors – visual expressions of what I’m seeing in the world.
I’m drawn to expressing myself in pen and paint on watercolor paper or canvas. That feels most engaging and rewarding to me now.
Still, today, I felt the need to capture and share with you my thoughts on this shift in focus and practice. Who knows…maybe that pressing urge to write and share more regularly will resurface again…or maybe it won’t. Time will tell.
In the meantime, know that I’m thinking of you and wondering what shifts are taking place in your world. If YOU feel like writing, drop me a line!