Simplifying and focusing my life

I did a very stupid thing early this week and lost someone I care deeply about. A person who made me dream, who unlocked my creativity. A kindred spirit.

It has shaken me to the core. I am still reeling from from it today. It has been a rough week.

This has pushed me to make a few key decisions this week.

1) I will leave not stand for reelection to the post of VP Communications of the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale Federal Liberal Riding Association. I need a break from political life. I want to move away from partisanship.

2) I will focus my attentions on research, creative writing and playing the piano. Those are the things that make me happy. And I need to rediscover what it feels like to be free and easy, and happy. To have a mind unburdened.

3) I will get outside more. Worry less, and enjoy every moment a lot more deeply – like I did before I lost track of what really makes me happy.

So – what really makes me happy?

The Arts. Cooking. Music. Creative Writing. Teaching. Learning. Research. Being Around People.

I am sorry to everyone and anyone that my stressed out self hurt or offended the last few weeks.  I may have lost people who are extremely dear and special to me. I am reeling from this. I am in mourning at my own stupidity and self-absorption.

That’s over. I have taken steps.

The sunny land of creativity, friends and easy summer days awaits…

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    1. It was Geoffrey. But I admit my mistakes and try to learn from them. I needed a new life-direction and I needed to pare things down. I’ve done those things!

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