This morning I began the spring session of SouLodge with Pixie Campbell and am excited to learn so much - about the medicine wheel and about myself, particularly about self-care. Growing up I was taught that I was responsible for the happiness of others, which leads to much guilt and unhappiness myself because there is no way to please everyone. Though I know better, know it in the depths of my heart, I still feel sadness and guilt whenever I don't do what is 'expected' of me. I know without a doubt what gives me joy - reading, painting, writing, baking, being in nature, spending time alone and also with my husband and my daughters - but often sacrifice these tihngs out of a sense of responsiblity to others. I do also struggle with not wanting to miss out on anything, even though I know that what I want to miss least is the things that give me utmost joy. I know, as well, that this session will impact my work, which is a very, very good thing. I am excited to travel this journey.
P.S. Watched 'The Hunger Games' with my family this weekend - it was fabulous! Even with the slight deviations from the book, I thought it was beautifully done.
AIRdirondack Art Project