This afternoon I watched Chase Jarvis interviewed Brené Brown on CreativeLive. The amount of wisdom packed into the hour of conversation between these two dynamos is immeasurable. There was a profound juxtaposition and balance between the creative expression of an introvert and extrovert in tandem. Read my tweets to see but a fraction of the wisdom that hit me square between the eyes.
Brene said “I’ve done nothing alone!” As creatives we work with others. She talked of the importance of vetting your work and finding a tribe, as they are the balm. I am ever grateful to the community of #FridayFictioneers and our fearless leader Rochelle. You are all the BALM that soothes my soul weekly.
It’s been a year since we donned backpacks, traveled the world and things began to blur.
We shot from the gate, young; full of hubris with little regard for where this life would take us. Somewhere between meeting Amma and our last night in Amsterdam, I transformed- my soft focus sharpening.
I cannot pretend that your proposal under the streamers, Mallorca cobblestone beneath my feet wasn’t what I’d dreamed of upon embarking. For it was.
And I know you’re confused about why I walked away. You helped me want for more. And for that I’m eternally grateful.
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