I quite like the rowboat

Posted: March 4, 2015 in books, memoirs
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It’s been a while since I posted but I haven’t been idle, though sitting here in my loungeroom with its sweeping vista of poplar trees interspersed with the occasional gum, I could be forgiven for kicking back a bit and letting the late summer afternoons drift by me and into the evening.

I have decided to take a few months off from the madness of professional consulting to recover health and wellbeing, and to give my writing the best chance of flourishing. I’ve always managed to write in between my day job – at nights and on weekends – and that put a type of performance anxiety overlay to the creative process. Well, not any more. At least not for the next few months.

I have begun to write a memoir of sorts, a personal account of the processes we go through to heal and reach wellness. There’s nothing superficial about this. Real wellbeing starts at the core of you and influences every choice and option you take. It’s about boundaries, and ongoing calmness, as much as it is about what you put in your mouth and how much you give into your vices/addictions. It’s about recognising who you are, and living authentically. It’s about owning your weaknesses and strengths and, most of all, it’s about being deliberate and about staying in the present.

Over the next few months I intend to explore just what it means to be really, truly well. I’ve deliberately stepped off the rollercoaster ride of work/life and chartered myself a rowboat instead. I’m listening to the little bird’s beautiful song outside my window as I write, and I can hear the rustle of leaves in the Elm Tree nearby.

I am able to see the expressions on my family’s faces and take note – do they need a special word or a little help from me – but mainly to stay in the moment and listen to them…and respond.

Right now, I can almost hear the rhythm of life. It’s a calm, peaceful stillness. Of course, I’ll have to emerge at some point from my peace and quiet to rejoin the workforce once again, but who knows, I might discover a way of living that is totally different from before. I hope so.

If you would like to visit my author page on Amazon, you’re very welcome. My latest release ‘Evil Imminent’ – a horror and paranormal short story collection – is doing unexpectedly well. Writing in the horror genre is a one place it seems I fit. http://www.amazon.com/Maryann-Weston/e/B00HSH0OXQ

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