It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for Wishcasting with Jamie Ridler. Today’s prompt is
What Space Do You Wish to Create?
I wrote about space this morning because I’m trying to really plan posts more than I have in the past…using my morning pages to do preliminary thinking about the blog posts that I am writing that night.
This morning when I was thinking about space, the thing that came to me immediately was space for those relationships that are most important to me. My marriage. My family. My friendships. I spend a lot of time working. The last couple of months I think I’ve done a pretty good job of consciously deciding to leave work and give myself time for the things that are important. I’ve established a health habit that has allowed me to lose 12-20 pounds (depending on the scale you use) in the last month. I’ve worked on creating a writing habit. I’ve spent more time with my husband.
But I still have important relationships to nurture, relationships that are critical to me. And I would love to consciously create the space to actually nurture those relationships. And that means saying yes when there are times–like this evening–when I would rather say no because I’m tired and my head hurts and it’s been a long, stressful day.
Beyond that, I’d like to make more space in my life for photography. I have this wonderful new camera that I’m playing around with, but I feel like there’s so much potential there that I’m not living up to. I read an article recently that mentioned one way of getting better at photography was to find a photographer and ask them to be your mentor. I would really love to do that. I’d LOVE to work with a professional on the weekends…because that’s the only time I have available to me. I’m afraid, though, of asking and being turned down. And I’m afraid of asking and being accepted. Given that I want to make space for those relationships that are important to me, I’m not sure how I add something like working with a photography mentor into the mix. But I really, really, really feel like I need to.
What about you? For what do you wish to create space in the coming week?