I’ve been cheating on my writing. Like any relationship involving cheating, I fully blame the lack of intimacy, communication and direction of my writing on my subsequent foray into another sleeker, more exciting pass time. For now, me and writing (well, except for the occasional blog piece) seem to be on the outs. I don’t think there’s cause for Divorce, but who knows.
I have gone into the world of Beading and Jewellery Design. I have to say, I love it. I now have a full on beading addiction. This addiction right now has been slightly hampered however by the almighty Customs agents, who, for some reason are delaying my beady order, but that’s another story.
I find myself dreaming in artistic bead patterns and visualizing new ideas. I haven’t been this turned on by a creative pursuit in a long time, or had the passion to do anything – including writing. (My writing would tell you it’s all my fault, that I don’t give enough to it and I lack discipline, but don’t listen to it, it’s full of bias and nonsense).
I don’t have a feeling that I’m replacing writing for the long term – more like, finding a new outlet for those creative juices to start flowing again. I’m adding excitement to my creative life. Isn’t this the basis of most affairs anyway? We need to find the reason we fell in love in the first place – find new adventures, new inspirations. I could sit there with my writing and we could continue to not talk to each other – pouting in our equally abysmal silences – but I’m not sure what good that would do either one of us.
For now, I’m quite content to spend a zen like afternoon or evening in the arms of beading, putting writing to the side and blissfully thread beads into something beautiful. I’m spending far too much money on this new affair, and probably too much time, but screw it – I feel the need to bead.
I would just prepare for more photos of jewellery in the coming while, and be patient. I have no idea where I’m going to land, or if writing and I will come back together, strong and unified once more. I’ll just have to see how the wind blows, what my passions say, and how far I get with the world of beads.