Could it be, the first sign of spring? Oops, nope, must be mistaken because I just looked outside at the blizzard and realized that we are still very much in the midst of winter! Not that I am wishing away this beautiful season, but this winter has been a bit rough. I am feeling frustrated, restless and occasionally unmotivated when it comes to my writing career. It seems that all of my emails seeking out new assignments have gone missing into some mysterious void. I hear no response, or receive a standard rejection letter. So unbelievably frustrating...
But I guess that is the life of a freelancer. When you are creatively self-employed, you have to expect a certain ebb and flow. There are times when I am overwhelmed with deadlines and projects, and then there are time when I swear I can hear the crickets chirping in my studio....dead silence.
So I have to just hold my head high and know that this too shall pass. I need to try to reach deep down and find the motivation to keep going, one foot in front of the other. I can tell you one thing that helped...receiving my copy of the Winter 2010 issue of UPPERCASE, which contains a feature that I wrote on Squam Art Workshops. This article reminds me of the reason that I continue to write...to tell those stories which I believe need to be heard and to bring a bit of beauty into the world (with the help of gorgeous photos from hula seventy!).
By the way, did I tell you that I had my palm read in India? Vijay swears by it, and he is not one for unfounded superstitions. So I decided to humor him, but much to my surprise, many of the things that were revealed to me were absolutely true. I was left speechless as this man I had never met told me personal details about my life. When it came time to read my future in my palm, he told me that 2010 was going to be a successful year for me, especially in terms of my career. So perhaps it is the time of year...is anyone else struggling with a touch of winter blues? Have you found any good remedies?
I also wanted to give a very heartfelt THANK YOU to the lovely Swirly. She helped me immensely with the editing of this article, and her amazing voice helped to bring this article to a graceful close. Thank you...from the bottom of my heart.