A revolutionary book

I torture myself with Imposter Syndrome. I always have. Even when I got paid for my writing, it felt odd to call myself a writer. And though I’m a lifelong crafter, I feel uneasy calling myself an artist. But I am both a writer and an artist.

In a recent bout of insomnia, I read an interview in The New Yorker with Julia Cameron about The Artist’s Way — described as a workbook for creative unblocking. Having written many chapters but never finished a novel/memoir some years ago, I was intrigued.

The book arrived last night and I’m hooked. Today I began the practice of Morning Pages, three pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing that’s done first thing in the morning. And I’ve been writing through the week one exercises in my journal. It feels like a bit like therapy—in the best way. My brain feels more free. And my negative self talk is quieter.

I admit that I didn’t entirely believe the hype that the book is life-changing. It seemed hokey. But I can already feel a shifting in my mindset. The Artist’s Way is called “a course in discovering and recovering your creative self” and I’m feeling hopeful. I’m open to the possibilities of what could be and I’m looking forward to the process.

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama is discovering a revolutionary book! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! And remember, kindness is everything!

Day 70 of 365. And Now Totaling 2,262 Days In A Row. Here’s the first 366 and the following 365, as well as year three, year four, and year five, and year six of #OneGoodThing Daily!

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