Sometimes, even a really good thing is just too much. On Friday, my husband and I bought a house. For us, it’s a huge step forward and it’s been something we’ve been trying to do for over a decade. (wow!) You’d think I’d be over the moon, right? But instead, I’ve been a mess. Depression has been lurking in every corner, coupled with exhaustion and overwhelm. No fun.
Last night, I had a call with my community of sisters in Intentional Creativity, and realized just how much I’ve been neglecting self-care. Even though I have a big, beautiful new studio space, my paints remained in boxes. I’ve been frantically putting the rest of the house together, with the crazy idea that I could only “indulge” myself and paint once everything else was set up.
Oh, the lies Depression tells!
This month I am blogging along with Effy Wild and about 200 other artsy types. This too, is self-care. It’s reaching out to the tribe, and claiming space. It’s standing up and saying, “I’m here. I have something to say that’s worth reading.” This month is also about launching the Tangled Spirits blog, introducing myself and my art. I am a mom, a writer, and an artist. I am passionate about mental health and healing, and the part that art can play in that process. I’ll share more as the month goes on, but for now…time to get the kids up for school.
Thanks for joining me today! Leave a comment and introduce yourself 🙂