Balance

What do you do when you’re not writing? How do you reset and return to this dashboard, refreshed? What do you need in your day-to-day life to maintain balance: Running? Yoga? Gardening? Painting? Cooking?

I consider myself an artist; both in my work, personal life and hobbies. I love to create. I need to create. It’s my outlet, my way to vent all those thoughts that swirling in my head. A day without creating is like being buried under the ground in a coffin, alive. Whether it is painting on canvas or a room, a garden shed or a fence, making a new bed for vegetables, digging a new flower border, rearranging the furniture or making my own custom jewelries and sketching outside; as long as I am busy creating something new and beautiful, I’m okay. But don’t make me sit still, in the house or in a cafe/restaurant, I will be dead in no time. 

Another thing I do (which you probably all know by now) is taking long walks and photography. I rarely go out the door without my pocket camera. One never know what interesting things one might see out there. Walking is as essential to my well-being as water and air, I cannot live without. Not being able to roam around means a bad day to me. Unproductive one. And there is nothing that can drive me crazy than having a day without being able to move and create.

I cannot exist without exploring new terrain/frontier, seeing/discovering new horizons, watch/observe people and learning… Learning new exciting things and absorbing knowledge. I simply need to reinvent myself over and over again, hear other point of views, expand and evolve so, I have constant inspiration for something to write. New experiences bring new materials and infuse fresh breath/ideas into my writings. Life is my source of inspiration, my muse, the core of my works, my art…

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24 thoughts on “Balance”

  1. Lovely post. You captured how I often feel. I rarely go out without my iPod. I can’t function without music. Sure, writing is what I devote time doing but music is transcendental. It is raw. Enchanting. Primal. Beautiful.

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  2. Wonderful! It sounds like you have a very busy and happy life. I love to be creative as well and fill my days with different activities. It’s good for us to explore our world as much as we can.

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  3. Hi, a great post. You are very inspiring, I too like to create, and love new knowledge and ideas. What comes across is that you are making the most of every day of your life. Wonderful.

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    1. We all live on borrowed time. The older we get, the more that becomes apparent. My illness strengthens that fact so , what I’m trying is making the most of what I’ve got left and enjoying the process at the same time 🙂

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