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Friday, Sep 28, 2007 from East Lansing, Michigan
Posted: Sep 28, 2007 | 323 words | 1 Comments
As you can see I haven’t had much to say the last couple weeks. Well, there is quite a lot to say! But I haven’t been feeling the motivation and inspiration. Of course between finding motivation and inspiration I have also been trying to find a place to live, looking for jobs, trying to figure out what I want to do in life, scheduled about 10 speaking engagements, and still haven’t had a real day of relaxation, and still living out of a duffel bag!
However, I think the problem is this. For a year I was always in a brand new place, with brand new people. When you’re constantly in a new place your brain is just moving at fast speeds, it is endless stimulation. You are taking in new information all the time, new conversations, new faces, new places, new feelings, and the list goes on. It always give inspiration and motivation to write. Constant stimulation. Now, I’m in a familiar place where I lived for five years. That stimulation just isn’t there, making it difficult to write and be progressive.
This is the hardest thing about coming down from this cloud. It’s a lifestyle change. Nothing has been as fast pace as this last year and now that I really have all this time it’s really hard to figure out what to do with it. And although I had all sorts of freedom in the last year, a lot of my schedule and events were scheduled for me, as my hosts always had plenty of ideas of things to do. It’s sort of like for the first time in a year I have to come up with those things to do all on my own. I feel rushed to settle into life here, but it’ll take a little time to adjust. Not to mention it’s sad to see all the really awesome perks of the trip come to an end.
Comment by Jen
From Elmwood Park, IL
"But on you will go though the weather be foul On you will go though your enemies prowl On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike and I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go So be sure when you step Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great balancing Act Just never forget to be dexterous and deft And never mix up your right foot with your left" -Dr. Seuss