I'm a better person when I write. When I give myself the time, permission and space to immerse myself in my stories, my blogs, my articles, my research for my writing, I explode with good vibes. It's like every bit of me-ness is poured out of me and into my writing when I write.
But sometimes I forget this.
Sometimes I get so caught up with life, motherhood, finances, external stresses and household responsibilities that my free-spirited writing zone get's forgotten. Well, I don't forget it. Infact, I think about writing every single day. It's just that I don't get to do it, every single day. And that makes my heart break, just a little and sometimes a lot, when I don't get to write.
But after a big sabbatical over the summer and then Easter holidays with the kids and all the extras you accumulate during the extended school holiday period, I am FINALLY easing back into my writing zone. And I am happy.
I have stripped so much of my life (and people and habits) away that stress me out that I have gotten clinically clear of what's most important. In the physical de-cluttering I did throughout last year, I made space for the energetic de-cluttering as well.
I did so much letting go last year that I was literally able to start fresh with a clean slate and re-evaluate what's most important when the new year began. Along with my love, my children, healthy homelife, healthy body & mind, healthy community, writing is literally the one thing I know I can't live without.
When I write I am a more present mother to my kids. When I write I am allowing what is blocked inside me to release. When I write I get to share my unique self with the world. When I write, I am taking care of myself and my mind. When I write I am doing what makes me better. Writing quite simply makes me a better person.
I urge everyone to find what makes you feel better and then do that, regularly, to help you do better in the world. If more of us were expressing ourselves in a way that made us feel good, the world would genuinely be a better place, I really believe that.