I started this post about two week ago. I said I didn't know if I would make it an event but maybe I will.
You can see why I am doing the first post Here!
So I hope I can continue doing the post and help change something in me and other to help the world. Unless Judgement Day comes tomorrow then well I guess we are all done for then or some of us are.
Lets hope not because I am just getting started and hope the Mayans were wrong too...so :-pppp
Again if you want to take these questions to your blog feel free or have a little something you want to say it and link to here. I will at least visit and we can inspire each other if that is the only thing that comes out of it. ;-)
Have you read anything today that inspired you to do something today/ this week?
Yes, I am reading The Artist Way by Julia Cameron, which is not just for artist by the way. I am on week two and even though I have not gone through with every little detail for each week like she hopes you do, I am still pushing through. And maybe the next time I will do even better..so that is something to look forward to. I think trying to do every little thing she says also gets us stuck in a rut and we throw the book away and just say " I can't do it!" I know because I have done this once already. I have done it with many things in life as well.
The Artist Way has me write every morning. They are called the morning pages. So I have been venting in my journal everyday for two weeks and also describing the creative things or just regular things I am doing. If you want to see the creative things I have been doing take a look at Confuzzled Designs.
I am also reading the The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel by Melanie Benjamin. Now this is a ARC copy. The book is not due out until July but thanks to her publicist I received a copy by surprise because I reviewed her first book Alice I Have Been.
This book inspires me because even though it is historical fiction there is a quote on the back and said throughout the book by Lavina (or Mrs. Tom Thumb) " Never would I allow my size to define me. Instead, I would define it." Now I don't know if she really said it but it is still a good quote.
You see I haven't admitted this to everyone but I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia about 3 years now although I have been dealing with the symptoms for 7 years total. I don't want that or the times that have been really out of it to define me. I want to be more then just a diagnoses. I want help others get better to the point I have and will hopefully stay.
How can others help you?
I think by admitting that I have needed help in the past can only help others as long as I continue to grow as a person so can they with other who may have felt like me. My husband has thought I might start a blog about living with Schizophrenia and I still might (Confuzzled Living anyone?)
I would also like to start a charity that sells art & crafts made by people who work in art or do art in a therapy format. Such as hospitals, and rehab centers. I think what ever we sell would go to the most recent causes of the month ..or I don't know yet.. Still working on legal stuff. If any one knows anything about legalization of charities contact me please.
What are you trying to prove?
That I can be a good person to myself and those around me. Even better then I am thought to be if possible. And that I can make a difference.
How about you?? What have you done this week to make a difference in yourself or with others?