Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What Summer is For

It's here! My favorite season. It really snuck up on me this year as I'd been so preoccupied with the culmination of a certain epic project. The summer solstice ceremony earlier this week helped me reconnect with my hopeful self and my happy-go-lucky inner child. So even in my post-365 slump (yes the energy has been a little stuck this week), I just know that the flow of new ideas and happy projects is imminent. My muse is apparently just taking a well-deserved vacation. I really don't blame her. It's been a big year. But she'll be back. She always comes back.

With another school year finished, my routine is shifting I've been left to my own creative devices to plan my summer tutoring...and create my long summer days. I worried, at first, about losing momentum, about getting sucked back into the dizzying rush of everyday life and losing touch (again) with my creative spirit. A few days of going about my teaching work and trying to be patient with myself in regards to my creative output, and I'm beginning to realize, everything is just fine.

It's like riding a bike. As soon as we decide to be brave and happy, despite uneven ground, we regain our balance. 

So now that it's officially summer, my motto is "Don't worry, be happy." I wholeheartedly believe that "every little thing is gonna be alright," even if I don't exactly know where my creative path will take me this summer. I'm going to go easy on the plans and schedules. I'm just going to roll with it and let my summer spirit lead the way.

Summer is for being wild and free, barefoot and brave.
Summer is for bike rides, trying new things and digging into the whole watermelon with a spoon.
Summer is for being a little more relaxed and a lot more spontaneous, in both art and life.
Summer is for finding balance and creating energy.
Summer is for me.

My daily commitment to create has evolved into a genuine need to stay connected to my creative spirit, as authentically and spontaneously as it began. I will continue to write, to play with color, to photograph my days...and to share the unfolding of my creative life in the hopes of stirring the creative spirit in others.

Hello, summer. Shall we keep on keepin' on?

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