Creativity saves your soul
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. – Thucydides
Patience is not my strongest virtue. Over the years, I have learnt to curb this weakness through meditation and mindful movement. I have learnt that my judgements of others just ends up frustrating me and instead I have learnt to let it go (except people who are continually late – Do you really think your time is more important than mine?) The last two week have been tremendously difficult and hard yet empowering for me. Over this period of time, I am learning to trust my journey and be brave and patient.
Throughout the last two weeks, I have written six blogs about my journey though I am not quite ready to share them with the world yet it is empowering me to move forward. (As peel another layer off my onion.) One thing I have realised, is how much the role of art plays a in my life.
Recently, I looked at my favourite prints from my uni days my series named ‘My girls’ (which delivered me a HD and an award!) I found one which I had written a poem on it. I read what I had written and I sat there crying. I realised that art had saved my life at this point and especially one man in particular my art lecturer, SAD. This period of my life was horrible AM had been killed and ten months later, I had been sexually assaulted. I turned to art to help me through the healing process. I refused to go on anti depressants and I received counselling with the crazy Jan. (How I wish there had been kinesiology available to me then). I fought a terrible battle but I did do it, I came out of the darkest place into a new phase of my life. Yet again art is helping me on my journey. I am slowly letting light shine upon my shadow. I am excited for the next phase of my life which is unfolding however I am in no rush and I am taking each hour and day at a time.
I am so grateful for my family and friends who are supporting me through my journey and reinforcing that I am not alone. I am ok, I just ask that you’re patient with me. 🙂