IN BETWEEN LIVES

It’s messy going from Cocoon to Butterfly

So here I sit today …in between lives…

I’ve let go of my old life — my visual art business — and now I am emerging with a new life. My new life of the writer.

I know. I know. It‘s not a simple thing.

In order to go from A to Z you must stop off first at F and G, right? ( I even have a poem called A to Z in my 3rd book, Word Explosion).

I am well aware that it’s not an easy task…especially for a writer to change a life, but…I’m doin’ it!

I am not unrealistic. I know the odds of making it as a successful writer are super slim but then again what is ‘success’? What is ‘making it?’ To me, success is writing creative works. Putting out a body of work.That’s it.

I feel that I am already a ‘success’ because I self-published three books and I was pleased with them. I also know I am only just getting started as a writer. That makes me the happiest, honestly. I just love writing. Writing is my happy place. Writing is ME. I know this with every fiber of my being.

Julia Cameron, author of the wonderful Artists Way books says:

We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. We should write because writing is good for the soul. We should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in’.

It can be a bit lonely at times because many people don’t get it. Some don’t know how to react. I mean, I hear comments like:

  • There are so many bloggers, writers out there now.
  • Why add your voice to the pile?
  • It’ll be impossible to get noticed anymore in the crowded cyber world.
  • Where is the money in it?
  • Where is the stability?

But in some odd way, I have never felt calmer in my life.

I know that by ‘showing up’ and sitting down to write EVERY DAY in a disciplined fashion I am creating my whole new reality.

I am well aware that I am in between lives but it is just like the caterpillar, butterfly process. It can be messy.


IT’S MESSY. CATERPILLER TO BUTTERFLY

Check out the Cocoon to Butterfly Metamorphosis process:

‘One day, the caterpillar stops eating, hangs upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon or molts into a shiny chrysalis.Within its protective casing, the caterpillar radically transforms its body, eventually emerging as a butterfly or moth.
In short, for a caterpillar to turn into a butterfly it digests itself … it is an extremely delicate process. The transformation itself is amazing. You can think of it as recycling — if you drop a plastic bottle off in the recycling bin, it can be melted down into an entirely different shape. This is what happens inside the chrysalis.’

Yeah, creating a new life is a delicate process too.

I am patient now knowing that I am in between lives but it really is just like the cocoon to butterfly. Messy, but perfectly necessary.


Heres a poem Emerging from my third book WORD EXPLOSION https://www.amazon.com/Word-Explosion-BLAST-Eclectic-Poetry/dp/1535470739/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8IN

E M E R G I N G

Becoming a

butterfly

from a

cocoon

always

has some

slimy

messy

sticky

globby

gooooooooo

You can't

just expect

to become

a perfectly made

beautiful colorful insect

in an instant

Its messy

be patient

you’ll get

to

fly soon...

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