I am an avoider. I don’t even realize it most of the time. That is why it has been over eight months since I have written on here. Early on I could not believe and did not want to admit how so much time had passed so I avoided writing and sharing. More time passed. I almost wrote but I didn’t write because it had been so long I thought it would be silly to write something. I avoided again and again. It became a cycle, a pattern.
But not anymore. Here I am.
8 months later.
Recently I have become aware of my avoidance, an avoidance in many areas of my life. I am taking time to acknowledging it and move towards movement.
Towards avoiding avoidance.
Although I have lost the opportunity to share the creative rhythms of my past eight months, I now want to un-avoid on a daily basis by posting regularly what I am seeing, learning, creating, changing and being. This past month has been filled with a variety of art and leading. A combination of things I planned and things that I did not plan, but gladly accepted when they arrived.
Earlier in March my two children’s art classes ended. Both classes were a lot of fun. I surprised myself when I pretty much got teary at the end of my homeschool art class. I had gotten used to seeing, leading, and listening to the energy and creativity of each of my students. They were enjoyed immensely and I was sad to see them go. Around that time I got a call from a friend asking me to come to the preschool she worked at to be a guest artist. Of course I said yes. It was a lot of fun sharing what an artist does. I showed them some of my art, talked about different types of art, and lead an art lesson. We all enjoyed ourselves greatly.
Later that week joined a group of ladies who are reading through a book “Born to Create” by Theresa Dedmon. I brought old and new art for them to look at as I told them some of the journey God has taken me on over the last 12 years. Then we created together. Our time together was short, but it was well received and enjoyed.
There were many other creative moments filling my month, but they will not be shared now. Maybe some of them will pop up in future posts as I continue to avoid avoidance.
What about you? Is there something that you might be avoiding whether you realize it or not? Take a moment to stop and see. What can you un-avoid today?