I’m reading Creating A Life Worth Living by Carol Lloyd. I picked this book because I’m trying to figure out the place I want painting to play in my life.
This week, the final chapter…Chapter 12, “Swimming in the Darkness,” helps you see your new life as a balance of long-term creative projects, practical transitional situations, and regenerating daily life. The chapter also offer some parting thoughts on perseverance, faith, and curiosity.”
This chapter introduces a final tool called the Five-Arena Calendar, which gives you a framework for mapping out your arenas of endeavor. Although I think this is a great tool, I’m still working on mapping out my projects (Chapter 10) and finding a partner (Chapter 11), so I didn’t spend any time on this.
The author also gives “Six Tips for Staying in the Process”:
1. Embrace Inspired Procrastination
2. Roll with the Punches
3. Accept Your Stubbornness
4. Don’t Dis Your Opportunities
5. Relish Confusion
6. Ward Off Panic with a Profane Mantra
I didn’t spend much time with this chapter because I’m still focused on completing tasks from the two previous chapters. Next week, I’ll write out my final thoughts on this book and then, what’s next? Any suggestions?