I’ve been sick for a few days weeks, but I’m finally now feeling like myself again. Little by little. One day at a time.
I started to write a whole other thing after that first sentence below and then decided to erase it. It has to do with all these stories I tell to myself, and it felt old and a voice in my head told me «you need to rewrite this story you keep telling to yourself, Darling». So I listen and decided to delete it from here.
Sometimes (ok… often), I find myself comparing with other artists. Even if I know each of our paths are different and filled with different successes and challenges, I can’t help but compare. However, what is always always there is that feeling of being blessed: I do have the chance to work/ from home. I do what I love, even if I wish more of/for it. A lot of learning since 2008 when I somehow started this creative journey I embarked on, a lot. I am forever thankful for that.
NOTE: I actually wrote these first paragraphs above in 2013 (!!!). As I am going through the 24 drafts posts currently existing on my blog, I found this and thought I could add to it.
I have not created anything since I filmed my lesson for Book Of Days, a few months ago. I am now settling down in my new space and it is smaller than the two previous studios I had. However: I do have my own space in our downsized home and that’s amazing.
On Fridays, I use to have this series of blogposts titled Gratitude Fridays and thought even though today is Monday, it would be a good moment to express gratitude.
Lately, I am thankful for:
- The weather in BC has been beautiful this week, sunshine, warmth and blue sky
- The girls still enjoy their school, crossing my fingers this will stick for the next few years
- Slowly but surely, we are making a home out of our new house
- I’m extremely busy with college classes and papers/projects but my grades are really satisfying
- My Mom got her first shot regarding the covid-19 situation
- I might take back some foodie projects I had set aside
- Sushi from the west coast (do I really need to say more?)
- I got an unexpected custom Etsy order and this makes my heart flutter
- This nice feeling of getting shit done
- I drove alone the 50 kilometres that separate our home from the YVR airport. We had to return the location vehicle and the taxi charge would have been high so yeah, I drove the rental. It was the first time I was behind the wheel all by myself for such a distance. I know I am 35 and it should be a breeze but trust me: driving is something I enjoy but that scares me a lot.
- Mae found me the Monster Papillon I have been looking for and even though I know energy drinks are no good for you… it helps on days when fibro is acting up.
I would love to support you and if you feel like it, you can share a few things you are grateful for right now and see if a shift happens in your mood <3
Love your list.
Blessings on your new home.
Lovely post! I am grateful for my bed right now, comfy pyjamas, my beautiful cat Mystic, bluebells, my drum and Spirit whisperings.
Gratitude is the perfect place to rest.
Enjoy your new home and studio space!
I’m grateful that I decided to switch rooms and seem to be sleeping better. Thanks for your post and your gratitude list. Unexpected Etsy orders are always good! Elle
It’s helpful as a new artist to know that artists on the journey longer than I have been struggle with the same thing I struggle with as far as comparing. I hope you feel better.
Gratitude: clear weather, the ocean (headed there tomorrow), cats, and connections
I am glad to read your blog and hope you feel better soon.
I am grateful for this blog-a-thong and getting to read all the wonderful posts.
I am glad we will get to do it again in September and I’m glad Effy is going to keep this open for us. I hope to read more of your blogs here too.
I’m glad to hear you’re all settling in to the new place! And I hope you will give yourself a break about the creating. I mean, look at that list! You are doing so very many things right now, and they are all things that need a lot of energy and brain power, so of course your creative brain is needing to take a little break.
Take care! <3
Lovely list. <3 I'm grateful for the hours I spent on the lawn in the sun yesterday.
Always lovely to read your posts, Nolwenn. Settling in to a new place is a process. Well done re the rental car drive. I used to live in North Vancouver and going across the bridges anytime was a major ordeal! Your list is inspiring. Right now I’m thankfulfor a lovely long hot shower, internet, my computer, my studio space, mail that was just delivered to my door (even if bills or junk mail, still thankful I have to open my front door and there it is), eggs and toast and a water bottle full of water plus ideas for my blog. Take care. <3