One of the things I didn’t quite appreciate when I started Julia’s course a few months back, was just how time intensive it would be. Morning pages, artist dates, working through the weekly tasks take time and thought. Throw in a holiday and getting a dose of the flu… and time just ran away with me. I’m shocked to realise it’s now over one month since I finished Week 8.
But it was back to ‘auld claes and porridge’ (as they say in Scotland) this week, and it’s felt really good to be able to sit down regularly with my morning pages and work my way through Chapter Nine. Continue reading →
It’s Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada. I remember that first Thanksgiving after my husband left me. There was very little joy about it. I was supposed to have my family round for a meal, but ‘stuff’ happened and I couldn’t go through with it. Thankfully, Isobel came to my rescue and invited me and a friend to join her family celebration.
I don’t remember too many details from that day. I know the food and company were great, but I was still lost in that horrible fog of despair and was heartbroken at what had gone on between me and my kids. Continue reading →
Well, I have to say that the whole experience of divorcing after almost 40 years of marriage was certainly humiliating! So on beginning this sixth chapter in Julia Cameron’s book “It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again,” I wasn’t sure humility was something I needed to work on anymore – or ever again!
But as I worked my way through the chapter, I found a different way of looking at myself, my marriage/divorce and my life. Continue reading →
Along with my blog partner, Vhairi, I’ve been working through Julia Cameron’s book “It’s Never Too late to Begin Again,” posting here what I’ve “learned” from each week of morning pages and self-examination exercises.
All went smoothly until Week 5 – Igniting a Sense of Honesty.
This was a tough one. This involved looking at the years of my life (23-29) when so many big changes happened: university, marriage, moving away from friends and family. This was taking the time to really see myself then, the decisions I made (or didn’t make), what was important to me and what wasn’t. Continue reading →