Since returning from a week in Connecticut, I have been surprisingly busy. I have been coaching at The Rock Gymnastics for just over a year now. Normally, it would only be a few hours a week. When I returned from CT, Patrick (our head coach/owner) was asked to coach at a couple camps. That meant someone had to work his hours. That someone was me!
I had grand plans of spring cleaning and prepping my work areas for art making. Coaching a bazillion hours the first couple weeks of June wore me out and here it is, almost July and I'm finally getting to where I wanted to be. That's just life!
I've been working on releasing struggle. Struggle is all too familiar; I've spent two years dealing with injury from the car accidents. I am working to create a new familiar: one of ease and joy.
As I am making art, I process whatever feelings that have come to the surface and overload my thinking. Sometimes it's fear, sometimes it is worry or some other emotion that holds me in a place of struggle. I process these emotions, accept them for what they are (the what ifs, the shoulds, etc.) and I work to release them. I acknowledge and celebrate the small successes. For they are going to move me down the path toward ease and joy.