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I’ve always enjoyed writing. I mentioned in a previous post that it helps me process life. I still have journals from when I was 6 years old, although I’m pretty sure all I wrote about then was how mad I was at my siblings for messing with my beanie baby collection.

When we lived on our homestead in CO (#therestoringsimplehomestead) I blogged somewhat regularly about our farming adventures there. Once we moved, and started our business, I found it hard to not only find time to write but also HOW to process enough to make sense at all. I feel like I’m still in that phase, but really wanting to start to stretch my writing muscles again.
I went outside of my introverted comfort zone of just “letting life happen to me” yesterday and went to a writing workshop. I’ve followed some of the creative community in Redding for awhile and saw that they were having a gathering while we’re here - so I joined in and soaked up everything I could.
It’s super interesting being in a room with artists and creatives after being surrounded by the business world for so long. So much of the language that was used mimicked my own heart and brain, but I’ve been in the world of to-do lists and hustle for so long, I didn’t realize I needed to hear someone else voice things that my own heart has been speaking (sometimes yelling, sometimes whispering) for a while. I’m still processing, but I came away with some super practical tips. I’ll share them here because so many of you have creative souls and are also hustling hard to make life work for you and your families. I’d love to know if any of these resonate with you and why.
no one is going to fight for my creativity more than I  will/should

stop waiting for someone to give you permission

somehow exercise creative muscles daily & find environments that cultivate creativity in you

invest in the tools of your trade: let it cost you something

rest in the tension of using your emotions as a tool, but not allowing them to have the driver’s seat

alone, find your why. WHY create?

dare to be idle

not vomiting in your work: there’s a difference between a diary and creative writing. https://ift.tt/2AY1WTs

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Last May 3 we we’re closing on our farm in Colorado. I still miss this state like crazy, it still feels like home to my heart in a lot of ways. But I also really love the journey we’re on now. I love working hard and building this business together. I love what we’re learning about life & business and how God’s heart can show up right in the middle of it. •




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