“Never mistake motion for action.”
Things have been in motion, but I have not taken much action. Rather I have not written about the motion taking place in my life, writing being the main action that has been quieted as of late.
The last personal post I wrote was back in May entitled “We were robbed.”.
(Yikes!!! That’s a long time.)
Although I admit, that experience took the wind from my sails, like a ferocious punch to my gut, but by the time I wrote the post, I was already healing from that trauma.
But, that was not the reason I haven’t written in so long.
Much of my focus for much of May, June into July had been on Project World School‘s details, marketing, planning, connections and such. That took a great deal of my attention (and Miro’s too). But that too, wasn’t the reason I hadn’t written in so long.
Then, for the month of June, Mr.TakeAChanceWithMe visited us from Ecuador. We had a truly incredible time together, getting to know each other better and enjoying each other’s company while sharing my favorite sites of Cusco. There is much I can share about that too, but I haven’t shared anything since I haven’t written since May.
But quite honestly, that wasn’t the reason I haven’t written in so long either.
Then for the first two weeks of July, Miro and I found ourselves hip deep in finalizing details, scheduling with locals, making final travel arrangements for the retreat which started mid-July.
But even those last minute details did not prevent me from writing.
From mid July to early August, the Project World School maiden retreat happened, not a single detail out of place, everything running like clock work, experiences flowing from day to day, proof of our teamwork (thank you Miro & Lorene!), acute attention to detail, applied creativity and a whole lot of vision and foresight.
We did spend a month experiencing a learning community with some incredible teenagers, being immersed deep in Peru’s rich Andean culture and ultimately living one of our dreams.
Even that is not the reason we have not written in so long.
Then the month of August, we were focused on closing down our house in Cusco, selling or giving away the possessions we managed to accumulate over the past 2 years. We had yard sales, online sales and gifting sessions. Eventually, we emptied out the house full of things, arranged the transfer of everything large including a washing machine, bunk beds, sofas to everything small including cooking utensils, plates, pots and pans.
We found a new home for our adopted kitty Sombra (and I shed too many tears saying my final farewells to her).
Miro and I said goodbye to the friends we made and released a few other friendships we realized were toxic. We emotionally closed our time in Cusco with a feeling of euphoria and finality.
But that was not the reason we haven’t written in so long either.
“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.”
Was it writer’s block?
In all honestly, I haven’t been too busy to write.
From May to September, I’ve had time to watch movies, interact with friends on facebook, take long naps, play cards with Miro, sit in cafes, visit with friends, go on hikes, talk on skype, roam through the markets, and much more.
Why haven’t I written in so long?
I simply wasn’t inspired to do so.
Life continues to flow like a river, blockages happen, sometimes the force carries us away. But being a writer requires time, energy and effort to sit back and reflect. I wasn’t ready to be the observer of my own life, I was too busy being in the “now” with all of it, being connected to it and being connected to Miro.
I hope you, our readers, supporters and our community will forgive our absence. We value our community dearly. I’ve already started on many new posts about the retreat, our move and the future plans soon to follow.