|This is all about loving myself and doing something I need!|
I, Kim, understand that I am undertaking an intensive, guided encounter with my own creativity. I commit myself to the twelve-week duration of the course. I, Kim, commit to weekly reading, daily morning pages, a weekly artist date, and the fulfillment of each week's tasks.
I, Kim, further understand that this course will raise issues and emotions for me to deal with. I, Kim, commit myself to excellent self-care--adequate sleep, diet, exercise, and pampering--for the duration of the course.
Date: June 25, 2011
I'm going to print this out and glue it to a cool, painted background I made months ago, then I'm going to hang it on my board in my studio.
Signing the contract--easy. Now to get down to the work.
Morning pages for me are going to be pages that happen later in the day. As I mentioned in my first post about this project, trying to do them in the morning derails me. I love the romantic image in my head of myself as writer, getting up, taking my coffee to my desk, and writing in the early morning light. I hope someday to work from home so I can make that happen. But now, with a day job, it just doesn't work for me. I'm going to be a little more Natalie Goldberg than Julia Cameron on this one and just write and write until pages are filled, but I'm going to do it whenever and wherever it fits each day. (As an aside, did you know that Natalie Goldberg and Julia Cameron did a project together? It's called The Writing Life, and it's an audio presentation.)
Those are my thoughts after reading the introduction. I'm going to go have a bit of breakfast and do my morning pages--and it's even still morning here! More later, I'm sure...