Thursday, April 11, 2013

Back on My Feet Again

I have been “silent” for a long time. It has felt like an eternity. After three fun and dynamic years of working exclusively on my art writing, painting, music I decided last October to change things up a bit. Still fully committed to my art, I was looking for a new adventure. I began looking for a day job that would allow me to practice my art while at the same time offer a unique and challenging adventure. I found such a “day job”: flight attendant. And I’m having a blast.

The seven-week training to become a flight attendant, which began in mid-February, was intense. Apart from writing my Morning Pages daily and faithfully, I had to put all of my other artistic projects on hold. That was a very difficult, yet necessary, decision in order to ensure that I succeeded in my training (and I did succeed!). My training ended 30 March, and ever since that time I’ve been writing again often, it seems, uphill and unsure if the words will come. But, daily, I show up at the page and my fears are quickly wiped away as the words spill onto the page. It feels so good to be writing again.

I am doing my best to get back on my feet again when, in so many ways, my life has been turned upside down. Une vie en mouvement. I have left Sherbrooke (Quebec), my home for the last 3.5 years, for Toronto. The tranquility of the Eastern Townships replaced by the hustle and bustle of a metropolis; I’m living downtown, mere steps away from the Rogers Centre. A new city. A new love. New hope. A new adventure. Plenty of fodder for my artistic endeavours.

Today, winter is back. Freezing rain tumbles from the sky, making the sidewalks and roads slick and slippery. For Torontonians, the weather is “awful” and “unbearable”; to me, it doesn’t seem that bad. It is a reminder of how quickly life, just like the weather, can change on a dime. The best I can do is embrace what life throws at me and to do my best. And to do that, this is what I often pray: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”

So here I am, back on my feet again. Back to writing. Back to creating. Back to a life worth living. I hope that you will stay with me on this journey because the best is yet to come.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear things are going well. Onwards and upwards! We are very proud of you.