It feels strange to be here again after my long absence. Almost like being an intruder on my own blog. I am not ready yet to get back to writing creatively, but I thought that perhaps I might be up to doing some kind of journal writing. I’ve mostly enjoyed doing The Sandbox Challenge, the Friendship Challenge and the Creative Questions, so I will be catching up on those in the upcoming days as I feel up to writing.
This will be slow-going as my mind is so heavily sedated these days. Unfortunately, this is one of the side-effects of psych meds for me and why I have fought for so long not to take them. I lost that battle recently and am back on the meds. Due to the medication, the voices of my muses are not only muffled, but… well, the only way to describe the feeling is that they are on the other side of a wormhole that I cannot get through. Every time I try to cross that threshold, the wormhole collapses. It isn’t merely fog. It’s a universe away. That probably makes little sense to most people, but it is the only way I can describe it.
So, in the upcoming days, I will be doing some journal writing and trying to salvage my mind. Perhaps just writing something, anything again will bridge the gap I need to get back into creative writing.
Today I am celebrating…
Truthfully, I don’t have much to celebrate this week. I am just busy writing. I guess I could celebrate four successful days on my WhoDunIt. So far, the story is progressing along nicely. No hiccups. No writer’s block. I would say smooth sails ahead, but as surely as I did, Murphy would come visiting and it would all go to hell. So I won’t jinx it.
I would like to be celebrating Spring, but it snowed yesterday. About 4 inches worth of that white stuff. And it is cold. So nothing to celebrate about that. Although, the weather man does promise 70 degree weather next week. *fingers crossed*
I can’t even celebrate about staying rested during all of my writing excursions because I have been plagued by insomnia off and on for over a week now. I will celebrate getting 6 hours of sleep night before last and another 3 yesterday evening, but I am awake again and sleep is alluding me tonight/early this morning.
What I will celebrate is my muses, Catharine and Evelyn, as they are staying on top of things and keeping the ideas flowing. Thank you, ladies!
And right now, I am going to go celebrate my coffee pot. It looks like another long day of writing ahead of me.
What are you celebrating this week? Feel free to share with me in comments.
Each Friday, I join Lexa Cain and friends for a weekly blog-hop called Celebrate the Small Things, where we celebrate all of those small moments from the week before.
The wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog
Celebrate The Small Things Linky:
For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in awakening. This, of course, has double-meaning.
The mere fact that I awakened this morning means that I slept last night. So why would this bring me joy? I often suffer from insomnia, sometimes staying awake for up to 24 hrs before finally finding blissful sleep via exhaustion. When I do manage to sleep at night, which is rare, I awaken clear-headed, focused and alert. This cannot always be said when I sleep during the day and awaken in late evening.
I also find great joy in my spiritual awakening. I find clarity communing with the archangels, speaking with my spirit guides and of course, being guided by my muses. Knowing that LOVE is all there is, has been and ever will be is joyful in itself.
What do you find joy in today? Let me know in the comments!
Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home