Dispatches from the road less travelled-

IMG_0208I am reposting this because I needed to remind myself about the things that I said. I needed to get myself back on track after some detours.

Lately I have been struggling with my sense of direction-

And this post helped me get my bearings.

I hope it does a little bit of the same for you.

Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another…The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit”, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness. ”

― M. Scott Peck from The Road Less Travelled

If you have stumbled on this blog–
or if you are someone who has decided to
subscribe to it–

I want you to tell you how happy I am that you have decided
to visit.

The reason I write here is to encourage myself–
inspire myself–support myself– and otherwise
keep myself dedicated to my art practice

and hopefully–maybe- do the same for you.

I have nothing in particular to offer you

nothing to teach you–

nothing to sell you

nothing to give away–

other than–my own commitment to keep going–

along this unpaved and often rained out road.

Here I am in the middle of blogland

with my dream hanging out

for all to see-

encouraging myself to be fearless.

And hoping you will be fearless too.

And even if my words fall into
the empty void–

I will keep going.

I am taking the hard road.

The rocky and unpaved path.

The road less travelled.

I may be too weak, too introverted,

too obsessive too perfectionistic,

too fearful, too shy, too melancholy–

I may even be delusional–

I am not young and fresh and new at any of this.

I have gone unrecognized and undiscovered

for so long that many might think I should give up.

But I don’t.

I can’t.

I wont.

I am compelled to continue–

despite waves of despair and hopelessness–

Despite the choking fingers of self doubt-

Despite the pain of being ignored–

I do not quit because what I do–

is what I love.

The journey of imagination is what

feeds me and delights me and challenges me.

And I keep going with the hope that

dedication and discipline and fierce devotion–

will allow me to one day create

a work of art that inspires and astonishes

and heals and challenges and transforms

and all those other things

that art can do.

I am writing a play right now–

with the determination

to dig in deep

to live in the difficulty–

to roam and fall into the hollows–

to cope with the endless mud of the work

to write and write and stay writing

without recognition and reward.

To look hopelessness and fear

square in the eye–

And to persevere without compliments or

rave reviews or agents jumping to represent me.

To ignore the defeatist messages I send myself.

And to press on. Regardless.

This is my road.

This is my home.

I have no other place to go

7 thoughts on “Dispatches from the road less travelled-

  1. Another great read!!! I so appreciate you sharing all that you are feeling. Often we see only the success, we don’t see the sweat, the tears, the frustration and the immense hard work of following a dream. Keep on….down the road….I admire you!!

  2. i have no idea how i missed this…although it seems familiar, so maybe i haven’t missed it.

    thank the gods for you, miz lynna…that’s all i have to say.

    you keep me honest…and you keep me writing….i hope *fervently* that you know the magic of that.

    xoxo

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