Time, time, time and its worth
Yes to everything. Thank you for this. I’m a photographer and what I’ve learned about building my creative muscle is that it’ll atrophy if I let it, which makes me sad and a bit resentful of those people (you know, those people I love so dearly and want to carry around in a kangaroo pouch) who require my attention. It’s hard to even write that, really. But yes, demanding time to pursue ANYTHING is important. Standing on your head, picking your nose, writing a novel that the reader gets completely lost it, making a photograph that stops someone in their tracks.
Time is really the thing that slips through our fingers.
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As a writer and a mom (1 + 2 step kids full-time) living in LA, dreaming of moving back to the UK, I shed a tear over this post. I hear you.
Abby, this brought me to tears this morning. Solidarity. So beautifully written.
Abby, this is beautiful & wonderful!! As a homeschooling mama of four, I feel SUCH a connection to your words. I feel seen & understood & a profound yearning - in a new stage currently with kiddos in the teen years & approaching them, I'm taking time for myself & it is DIVINE (but can still easily feel so much guilt). Thank you for carving out the minutes over the years & for sharing yourself with us - you are such a gift! I'm so happy you have this time in Cambridge. xoxo