This month’s activity for the Expressive Arts Carnival is to:
Write your memoir using only six words and present it as an image.
I found this really useful in helping me to understand and articulate where I am at the moment. Here are some of the “memoirs” I created:
All of these resonated, but didn’t seem quite right. They didn’t seem to quite capture where I am right now, though they’re all true of me at some point over the last couple of years. And so I came to this, my actual entry, which captures a sense of my past – the idea that for so long I lived for and was defined by others (much like what Castorgirl says), but now it’s time to break that bond and live my life – work out what I want from this funny little thing called life, and go after my dreams. No one else’s; just mine. 🙂 I’ve realised that it doesn’t really matter what that my life looks like, as long as it’s mine and makes me happy – I don’t need to satisfy anyone else, because it is, after all, my life. 🙂