I felt stressed and responded to the stress by eating unhealthily. I couldn't muster the will to exercise even for just a few minutes. I couldn't write, not even in my journal. Painting was out of the question. I really thought I had completely lost the will to create.
I'm slowly finding my way out. A few weeks ago, I decided to go for a run using the 'Get Running' app on my phone. I've been running regularly since. I've also rediscovered yoga and now meditate and stretch daily. I've also gone back to being a vegetarian and, having cut dairy and eggs out of my diet, will be a full-fledged vegan soon.
|On my (ink-stained) desk: a bottle of coconut water to rehydrate after my run, and Isa Moskowitz's low-fat vegan recipe book, highly recommended by my friend E.|
Last night, before I went to bed, I sat down with a pencil and my journal and just waited for a creative idea to come. Before I knew it, I was sketching away and planning new things to make—paintings, toys, clothes, stories. For the first time in many weeks, life is filled with possibilities again.
|A sketch for a new project|