I'm still playing with those little naïve pieces and enjoying it. I'm learning something for what I don't have words, yet.
I'm learning to be lighter, for one. Letting go of a lot of things I don't want to carry around anymore.
It's written : A man who insists upon seeing with perfect clarity before he decides, never decides. Accept life and you must accept regret. It's a quote from H.F. Amiel - I don't know him, but I agree with him.
And a Julia Cameron quote, with a drawing from a photo I saw on tumblr. I love Julia Cameron books. I read and worked with The Artist's way first, and later with The Vein of Gold. I thought it would help me explore and develop my artistic side, but it led me to completely different and unexpected paths.
I allowed myself for the first time to aknowledge my long lasting and deep interest in everything about resilience, healing, therapy and personal development - and in a few months now, I'll be a therapist myself, when I get my final diploma in Sophrology.
I also bought a guitar, and play regularly. That was very inexpected too, since I've played piano in my childhood - I was forced to - and I was bad at it and thought I was lost to music forever. (I'm still bad at guitar, but the difference is, I take pleasure in it, and maybe, when I'm around sixty, I'll be a passable player!)
I can't recommend those books enough. I offer The Artist's Way regularly to friends when I feel they're looking for a change in their life and don't know where to begin.
And that happens a lot since many of my friends are around forty, like me, and suddenly realize life is not going to wait for them eternally.