September’s Blog-o-sphere Think Tank topic: “Describe an adventure you hope/want to experience in your lifetime.”
I’ve been in depression for some years now on account of relentless harassment and constant public humiliation by my family and a lay Buddhist organization that I was once a part of for many years.
By the time I left the organization, all of those relations seemed alien and irrelevant.
The only thing that kept me alive through this entire ordeal, was my memory of making jewellery, which I love passionately and the beautiful jewellery-making posts generously shared by my online friends.
I’m far from well even today.
Recently, I read a post of one the Blog-O-Sphere’s members (http://andescruz.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/solitude-august-blog-o-sphere/), and it started me thinking about my life and the aspirations that once were.
I’ve slowly started working in and on my studio again, taking one day at a time.
Everyday I wake up hoping to recreate a sense of that adventure in my studio, that I once possessed, making it worthwhile to have lived another day.
Here’s a great quote I came across and pinned it on my board:
‘As hard as it is, stop caring so much about what other people think. Find a way to hear what you want. Recognize what is your dream. And then put everything you have into that: your work, the relationships you surround yourself with, the food you put in your body. Everything you have control over in your world should feed that dream and make you feel like a GIRLBOSS.’ Christene Barberich.
You can read my friends posts on this topic here:
Andes Cruz: http://andescruz.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/adventure-blogospherethinktank/
Catherine Witherell: http://happydayart.typepad.com
Shelagh Blatz www.designsbyshelagh.com/blog
Beth Cyr – http://BethCyr.com/blog