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A brief wrap-up of week two activities for Walking in This World.

Walking in this World: Week 2 Wrap-Up

I have been in bed for five days this week with a horrible bronchial infection so this update will be brief. I hope the rest of you are faring better with Week Two activities!

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How many days this week did you do your Morning Pages?

Only five. I was too delirious with fever two of the days. (Although I can’t say the days I did manage to write were entirely coherent.)

Did you do your Artist’s Date this week?

No – my plans fell through entirely on account of being sick.

Did you get out on your Weekly Walk?

Yes, thankfully. As always, it fed my optimism and increased my perspective.

Any issues significant to you in your self-discovery this week?

I guess the main issue brought about by my illness was the intense guilt and discomfort I felt at “letting down” my audience by not checking in like I intended to. It was seriously more painful for me than the feverish days in bed and the hacking cough. I had so much to share and so many revelations I wanted to write about. But I simply couldn’t.

So what is the lesson here? One of self care? Of dedication? Of forgiveness? I haven’t quite figured that out yet. Perhaps when the DayQuil haze clears. In the meantime, I ask your forgiveness as I dedicate myself to self care. And Throat Coat tea.

14 comments

  1. Sorry you are sick! Hope you feel better very soon. You are surely not letting anyone down. Take care!

  2. Glad you are on the mend.
    It happens to all of us. I did morning pages 5/7 days (still going to try and work that 6th in tonight), got my artist’s date in early, and did what I could with the walk. Weather and illness issues made it more “spend a little while outside, then ride the recumbent bike in the living room.” I got some good out of it though.

  3. Feel better! Don’t be too hard on yourself, we all have instances when we need to sit back, relax and look after ourselves. Others expectations be damned. 🙂

    My book has finally arrived, so I have the opportunity to catch up!

  4. Take your time mending up! The good thing is that if you missed an artist date just think….you can do two in a row the next week. How fun is that???

  5. Hope you feel better – take care of yourself first! Perhaps this is the best lesson: stuff happens and its okay.

  6. Kristen, Speedy Recovery!
    Walking – Every day (collie dog helper insists)
    Artist Date – to the State Park where hundreds of frogs were croaking at us. awesome.
    Morning pages 5/7 a couple crazy mornings and days (daze) The day totally slipped through my fingers. We’ll get there.

    Ready for more…

  7. Self care is a huge part of sustaining your creativity.
    Take care of yourself, Kristin.

  8. Kristin, there seems to be a lot of this going around. Take care of yourself!

  9. Ooops, I am a bit late checking in, but HERE I AM! I hope that you’re feeling much better by now.

    I am LOVING the morning pages. For years, I’ve had a weakness in my hand that made it difficult to write more than two sentences without having to pause. I’m proud to say that after several weeks of strengthening via the morning pages, I can write three pages with only a minor pause or two. I didn’t expect to see physical results so quickly.

    I went on an artist’s date to a thrift shop that I haven’t had time for lately. I found some lovely treasures for both home decor and an art project.

    I took a walk with my dog and I feel that there have been many discoveries already.

    Thanks for having this place where I can share my progress.

  10. What a lovely site dedicated to a wonderful activity! So sorry about your illness. Be well soon.
    Joy Held
    Writer Wellness, A writer’s path to health and creativity
    Who Dares Wins Publishing

  11. I have been following all of you post on Walking in this World. I found a copy of The Artist Way on sale and found a copy of Walking in this World. I have love hearing of your weeks in this course. I hope to post my own experiences every week on my blog. Thank you for leading me to such a great book.

  12. Hope you’re feeling better! It’s been an interesting journey, for sure. It’s brought up inspiration, movement and some anger. The anger is has been frustrating but I keep reminding myself there are good reasons for it and that processing it is enough, on its own, without beating myself up too! My creativity has been so tied to other people, often who aren’t good for me, and so I’m learning a lot about that too. XOXOXO And you didn’t let anybody down! You are the best!!

  13. Hope you’re feeling better soon. I’ll be out of commission as my computer broke and I will be without one for one week starting tomorrow. I have only posted on this journey once called ‘One lesson learned”. While my computer is in the shop I will also be out of town. So I’m glad I could combine the two. We’re going to New York City and I will blog about that when I get back.
    Thank you for hanging in there and taking care of yourself. You are the light of the world.

  14. . I’ll be out of commission as my computer broke and I will be without one for one week starting tomorrow. I have only posted on this journey once called ‘One lesson learned”. While my computer is in the shop I will also be out of town. So I’m glad I could combine the two. We’re going to New York City and I will blog about that when I get back.
    Thank you for hanging in there and taking care of yourself. You are the light of the world.