It's a huge mountain, much too overwhelming to climb!!!
Lately I've been receiving encouragements to get back to my writing, both from internal guidance and externally from the universe around me. One of the excuses or stalls I put in the way of restarting is not what to write but rather where to start. "There is just too much to write about and I've left it too long." At least that's what I tell myself.
When there's a mountain of whatever kind (in this case just way too much of many differing interests and explorations) I think many of us tend to get stalled. The mountain of what I might write about looms large made up of my many journeys over the past year. All right it was more than a year. Yes, I've been absent for a long time. And the longer I delay, the higher the mountain.
What makes up this mountain?
A friend invited me to take a monthly essential oils class over the last 12 months. That has led to much time spent indulging in the joy of out-of-class study about the healing effects of the many oils. It is a great feeling when something I've learned helps both myself and others. And so I keep at it.
Then, there was the deep desire to learn to make the kind of artisinal breads made by New Cascadia Traditional Bakery that I wrote about on this blog. As a way of pushing myself, I scheduled classes to teach, because that always makes me dive deeper into a subject. Again, developing classes takes time. In April I taught a gluten free baking class including how to make gluten-free sourdoughs starters, mock rye bread, French style sourdough baguettes, and gluten free bagels. There's tons to write about here.
Another consuming factor in my life is my business which is both my passion and how I support my many interests. I have a gluten free cottage baking business and I've been taking on new clients and finding ways to support both old and new clients.
At a local doctors encouragement I took on some private chef clients with food developed to the doctors specifications (traditional foods a la Weston A Price). Every week I create a menu for them. All of these interests push me to the edges of my knowledge and learning and that's what I love about my life. And yet, it does makes for a full plate or looked at another way, a feast every day.
As you can see, there's plenty to write about. It's just where to begin.
To climb a mountain, take the first step. Then the next. And the next.
One of my mentors. Elaina Luther at Culture Club 101 always says it's all about the food. And another of my teachers, Julia Cameron of The Artist Way fame, says to write about where you are right now, to just begin with now. That's what I'm doing.
This post is my first step. Right Now - Yesterday and Today, I started the 21 Day Bone Broth Diet. And in the next post I'll write about that. But right now, I have to get to the Farmers market before all the fabulous greens I want are already purchased by the early birds. Remember, Enjoy, -- your day, your life, this moment, this second.