Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tidying up

Dear friend, When i get zippy which is every 10 to 21 days I create lots of chaos in the house with books, letters, papers, artwork, needlework and not doing housework. I usually get quite distressed when the next quiet phase comes and the house is a mess. This time I have tidied up twice. It is like when I am at the motel and everything is in order. I am learning a lot from my motel visits. I am so pleased the house is tidy today and I can enjoy myself free of the chaos. Hopefully I won't make more. I am heading into my next quiet phase.
Do you get into chaos in the home or are you always organised?
lots of love from susan in australia

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Another motel visit

dear friend,
As you know I go to a motel once a month to get used to traveling. I went again to a motel 10 minutes from home. I took all my art materials and did collages and art work. I did crochet and read and watched TV in the evening. I went to the local shops and saw an aquarium shop, went to a gem shop and bought a crystal and a beautiful shell and some things for bracelet making. I had Indian takeaway and had pancakes and bacon and maple syrup in the dining room for breakfast. I had a great time away. It gives me a break from home and I really feel I am on an adventure.
I have been a bit zippy this cycle. The house was full of activities and lists of things to do. I am tidying up these past couple of days trying to create order from the chaos. Been buying a few things too. Nothing I don't need assuming a crystal and shell are OK and I bought other things.
Would you ever go to a motel overnight near home?
lots of love from susan in australia

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Not accepting my mental illness

Dear friend,
I went to my counsellor yesterday and we ended up talking about how I don't fully accept having a mental illness. I argued with him briefly but realised he is right. I came home heavy laden. I am not sure how to go about accepting my mental illness fully.
I still get really cranky because I can't travel far. I am certainly financially restrained although I don't often mention it I am aware of my penny pinching. I get upset because I sleep in so much and need so much sleep when I am a bit flatter. I get a bit upset when friends and family remind me I am a bit up at the moment or a bit flat.
Yes I have some homework to do on accepting my mental illness.
Do you accept your life with its limitations?
lots of love from susan in australia

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Vein of gold

Dear friend,
I've been away a while from the blog as I have been in another quiet phase and not knowing what to say about it. I am back into zippy and the latest news is i am doing Julia Cameron's book The vein of gold with a group on
It is tremendous fun reading Julia's book with such a big enthusiastic group. Over enthusiastic student that I am I am doing lots of homework. i have even got an artist journal to celebrate some art work.
I have just done a time line of my life and am reviewing it. It is very challenging.
I'll report back with more news about this later.
Have you read any of Julia Cameron's books? Did you enjoy them?
lots of love from susan in australia