Writing for this Slice of Life has been a way to reclaim a part of me that is truer than true. And a way for me to be true to me.
This year has been a transformational year. A year of celebration. It started out by my participating in a yoga/eating clean challenge—for thirty days. And by doing that I discovered a part of me that is a truer than true part of me. A willingness, coupled with grace, to stick with the physical opened up a part of me that was dormant and asleep. I regained my energy. I regained a sense of personal purpose. I regained identity that I had covered up with food and lack of movement. And with grace every day, I continue to focus on this physical challenge, which is much more than physical. It is changing me.
And, in a quite surprising way, desires to express myself again rose, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. A desire to be truer than true for me. And that expressed itself to me in the desire to write. I am a busy person (aren’t we all) and I do write—units of study, emails communicating to teachers and administrators, follow-ups after days of teaching teachers. But I wasn’t creating for me, or in a way that was true to me. (Don’t get me wrong—I love the work and it is good work—but it wasn’t feeding me.) So I knew I needed to begin to write again. More than journal, which I often do. But create. Not sure how, but the desire arose.
When there is a desire—there is a door. And my door came with this 2 Writing Teachers Challenge. This is a way for me to write for me. And a way to read others who are also writing for and about themselves. Which models for me how to write for me. Not every day has it been easy to choose to write for my blog. Today is actually one of them. A family need, weekend events, a to-do list that won’t quit are all reasons to quit. And today I am not listening to the reasons. I am honoring the desire. I am choosing to be truer than true to me by writing—EVEN WHEN I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT. EVEN WHEN THE WORDS AREN’T FLOWING BECAUSE THERE ARE THINGS ON MY MIND. EVEN WHEN THERE ARE MULTITUDES OF OTHER THINGS THAT COULD BE A PRIORITY. And that is where the change is being birthed. And with grace every day, I continue to focus on this mental challenge, which is much more than mental. It is changing me.
Food, yoga and writing! This year has been a transformational year. A year of celebration. And it is only March!