We used to look forward to September. You bought new shoes or new clothes or a new backpack, and got ready to go back to school. What we most enjoyed was the sense of renewal, as a new yet familiar cycle was beginning again.
Now many of us go to college on Zoom or struggle to create home classrooms for our kids. August fades into September without much change in our daily lives. The world around us is profoundly disturbing and confusing, and we wonder what we can look forward to.
Renewal is a source of inspiration for artists. If you are struggling to find it, you may need to create your own. Here are some questions to get you started.
Think of renewal as a way to breathe new life into your world. Sometimes it requires dramatic action, but more often the positive changes you seek start with tiny actions that barely register at first. You decide to reconnect with an old friend who tells you about an opportunity you would have missed. You change a habit and discover a different rhythm to your days. You add more structure to your life and find more freedom.
Renewal comes in many forms.
Mary Edwards, Ph.D
Career & Life Coach for Artists
“Left Brain Skills for Right Brained People”
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