plum tree blossoms outside my bedroom window
rain on the apple trees
I feel a bit that way myself- life right now is not quite the slumbering quiet of winter- yet I haven't quite got to the point where I'm bursting out like a new bud, keen for adventures and new things. There are days that don't merit getting out of bed for longer than it takes to make tea and toast, and there are days when I think if I don't do 100 things before teatime then it's a wasted day.
sunshine in the back yard
Creativity is at a stand-still while I (finally!) begin my psychology sessions for my post-traumatic. I've only had 3 rounds so far but I already feel a huge difference. Seeing the connections between my habits and circumstances, the common threads in my life (both negative and positive) has been enlightening and improving. Once you acknowledge the existence of something you have the power to remove the offending habits and cultivate the right ones; I've been doing both.
Though I'm not creating any actual jewelry right now, I am still constructing ideas and theories in my head. I find it odd that the muse should escape me for so long- she's not been truly at my side for some time, more recent creative endeavors have really only been my attempt to carry on without her, but it's not working. She isn't completely gone; I know she's laying low so I can concentrate on my therapy sessions and lay the foundation for what's to become. In the mean time I put my time into my vintage shop, knowing that it's just another way of clearing out the old and every bit as essential to Future Me as the professional brain scraping is. At the very least as I sort through things to bag and list, I know the decisions of what to keep and what to destash are intrinsic to forming the parts of a new whole.