Today it feels important to remind myself that I am a work in progress. And so are you. And so is everyone else. We are whole and complete, but we are also constantly evolving. That can be comforting when we don't feel like we've quite made it yet, when we feel like we've fallen short somehow in some way, when we want to embrace hope, when we feel overwhelmed. I feel good today but I believe in going with my intuition so here we are: a reminder that we are all works in progress and that is perfectly okay.
I wanted to take some pictures of works in progress. Like a selection of my gorgeous African violets.
Yesterday I learned that one of my most recent poems has been selected to be in The Banister, an anthology that will be available in the fall. I entered 3 poems into the poetry contest. None of them won a prize, but this particular poem won a place in the book. Every year I've entered poems, one of them has been selected to be in the book which is an honour. When I mentioned it to Rob last night he said, "Why didn't your poem win?" "Because it wasn't selected as a winner but it was selected to be in the book." It can be hard to reword that so it comes across not as a failure but a success and an honour. I think I finally did it. I felt proud of myself for not reacting to Rob's words. He didn't mean it negatively but his words could have been a trigger. No matter how well I did on my report card, unless I came in first at something, Dad's reaction always was, "How many others were above you? What did they do differently?" I perceived this as not being good enough though he would often, on Mam's prompting, say that I'd done well. Mam responded that the main thing was that I'd tried my best. "That's what really matters."
Other than yourself, what else is a work in progress in your life at the moment? Where is your energy focused?
I'm still moving through the decluttering. It's still a work in progress. But I wanted to show some movement so here is the bookcase area of my bedroom as a work in progress decluttering-wise.
And finally my painting work in progress: based on a new moon vow which is written underneath, this is my new holly moon in Cancer painting for my Moonshine course with Effy Wild. So much fun.
Keep creating and recreating!
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.