Highlights of this week:
-I went to the local yarn store and had gotten help with a crochet pattern I was having problems with. Receiving confirmation that the pattern was in fact badly written, the woman proceeded to write out an edited version, and helped me work through the crochet so that I understood how to make the stitches.
-I had a dream in which I dreaded teaching aikido class. I carried that dread with me to class, only to discover that my wishes came true– I had a record 7 students, and created some resounding energy with an active workout and kiais. A couple of students told me that they enjoyed my class. I spent the rest of the week obsessing over what I’m really doing with aikido, however, which I’ll write about later. Anti-synchronicity?
-I had a really wonderful phone conversation with Geminica! We talked about Doctor Who, folks we both know, people we admire, and of course, our work with the Artist’s Way. Despite never having met her in person, we click quite well. I think highly of her and will support her creative endeavors in any way I can.
-I had some problems with writing and the assignments this week– in the last couple of days, I’ve felt rather distracted from writing, which irritated me. It didn’t stop me from doing the morning pages, though.
One of the exercises asked about the traits of people I admire, and how I could cultivate those traits in myself. I admire those who have abiding curiosity, passion, and dedication to whatever they choose to do, even in the face of fear and opposition. I admire those who inspire others to do creative and positive things just by their example, without preaching. And it’s a depressing realization to discover that I don’t know how to be inspirational in the way I describe. It looks like these doubts will be worked on further in the next chapter of the book.