Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Not too long ago, I read an article in the NY Times about the Red Squirrel v Gray Squirrel battle that's been going on for a while in GB. Seems the Gray came over from the states, and basically strong armed the cute lil' reds out of a lot of food and stuff. So now they're dying, and Patriotic GBs are being encouraged to eat gray squirrels to save the red.
Kinda crazy really.
Either way, my obsession with furry rodents notwithstanding, I've come to see that I've been bullying my own little red squirrel in my life.
My red squirrel being any type of creative and productive outlet. It's so easy in life to sort of get on this path, close your eyes, and cruise control it to your destination, wherever that may be. But then you miss everything in between. And that's not how I want to live my life.
So it's back to... something. Anything. Squirrels I suppose.
But I have faith in this round on the wagon. Mostly because my one resolution in 2008 was to write down every day of my life. Some would call that a daily journal. I being of the more anal and organized variety, would call it a "retrospect of 2008."
And though it was hard at first, it became routine, to the point where now I do it everyday, pretty much without fail.
Lets hope... "blogging" comes as easy.
A post of day keeps the whackness away.
My short list of obsessions:
1. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
2. Musinah's Day.Break 2.0
3. Stevie's "Don't Know Why I love You"
4. Vegan options that actually taste good
5. Aveda's Be Curly & Mixed Chick's Leave in Conditioner.