When I arrived at Santa Sabina on Tuesday, my plan was to make an animation every day. Plus draw. Plus write. Plus, plus, plus… This was my *plan*, but it was not what happened. Instead, I made ONE animation (on my first night here!), and although I did do some drawing (and painting!), and a tiny bit of writing, I allowed myself to enjoy long conversations, naps, reading (for pleasure!), and just BEING rather than my usual m.o. of “Do! Do! Produce! Produce!” I allowed myself permission to BE, which, it turns out, was exactly what I needed. (This retreat has a way of doing that—showing me exactly what I need, regardless of what my plans are!) Even the daily migraines have been, in a painful way, a gift—a reminder to slow down and take care of my needs, allow myself to rest and breathe and be.
And here it is, the last night, and I’m finally making another animation. Yay! Simple and fun.
It’s good to play. ?
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