Nurse Logs are fallen trees in the forest that have begun to decay, to allow new life to spring from the softened fibre that was once a tree. Its a challenge to let go of goals or ideas we’ve set for ourselves that haven’t worked out quite they way we thought they would. Whether these goals are about work or fitness or family, sometimes the most important thing we can do is to let them go. It’s in the very act of letting go that the softening begins, allowing new life to take root. And who knows what mighty timber will take root in what we’ve learned? I invite you to share your own story. Whether its a relationship or a project, we all need to learn to learn to let go to make way for new beginnings. How have you learned to let go? What have you learned along the way?
As a writer, I often find myself with stories not yet ready for the page, with ideas that matter only to me, with timelines that must be adjusted. The process of letting go is not easy for me. Nurse logs in the forest remind me that when I let go , new life can begin. I've written about this in my blog. Find it at www.heathergordon-young.com Looking forward to connecting!
Heather Gordon-Young(Powell River, BC)
The crazy world of social media
The world is so accessible now with the enormous privilege of social media. But it all takes time and it's still a challenge to participate with how much there is to learn! As a writer I find myself sometimes missing the gentle space of writing and reading, resting in the gentle hammock of ideas and words. I think I'm learning to let go of having to be 'engaged' all the time. I also work in a very busy job that demands my creativty and attention. Letting go for me, at this point, is about staying connected to the social media world without sacrficing the other very important reasons that I am a writer: to feel my way through the world and to capture the wonder of it all. This, I think, means slowing down sometimes and that's not easy with the exciting but demanding world of social media. For me, letting go is remembering why I write and counting the cost of being being online. It isn't always the best choice. Heather Gordon-Young (Powell River, BC, Canada)