Life Book 2014 Lesson for Week 9 arrived in my email inbox this week. I stared at it and already knew that I was not going to be able to complete this lesson this week. Just like I didn’t complete Week 8, or Week 7, or Week 6.
I joined Life Book 2014 this year because I love to art journal, but I don’t make time for it, allowing “real life” to take over most of my time. The bliss I feel when actually creating in my art journals is pure heaven. The world disappears and my soul is nourished. Early on, a disciplined student was I, Weeks 1-3 were completed. Now, the lessons sit idle, waiting for me.
Writing is different. I write every day, even if it’s only for 10 minutes. My hang up is making it public. Fear of putting too much out there, looking like I’m self-promoting or needing attention, or being judged are issues I wrestle with on a daily basis. This is why I joined the Slice of Life Challenge for March ~ and hope to “put something out there” every day this month, so that it feels natural to do so.
I fear not being able to keep up with it every day, just like my Life Book class. Who can have something worthwhile to share with the world every single day for an entire month?
A fellow facebook writer friend today told me that I have things worthwhile to say. Her words were savored by me ~ she probably had no idea how much I needed them right then and there.
How many times have we felt that our words didn’t matter? That our voice would not be heard even if we spoke up? Well, it’s not true. Our words make a difference. Even, if it’s for only one person. That one person who needs those words at that one time, so that’s why we write.
I’m sharing my art journal page from my first Life Book 2014 lesson this year. She is my Angel of Love. She is a symbol for my WOTY, which is Love. Gazing at her, she reminds me, to love my work, love my art, love to share my message and that it matters.