Two weeks have passed since Carnival ended here in Rio, three weeks since I left my job in Barcelona, and it’s finally happening! The burst of inspiration and passion that I’ve been waiting for is coming to me. I don’t know if it’s because I’m back at top physical shape which is giving me so much energy, or if it is the complete freedom that is finally settling in, but my mind has broken free from the chains of previously more confined cognitive structures and is bursting with creativity! I have so many ideas and projects that I want to try out, I don’t know where to start and where to stop! I just want to do everything, and I want to do it all at once! I am aware that this goes against one of my core values of staying focused in life but I think that this is an important part of the discovery process of finding out what I want to do, to just go nuts and let my creativity and inspiration flow freely for a while. To engage a lot of different things and see what appeals to me most. I feel like I’m high on life and inspiration right now, and I feel a genuine happiness and hope growing inside of me. I have the feeling now that I am on my way to something great.
I have also properly started writing on my nonfiction novel based on my voyage around the globe without flying that I did a couple of years ago. I have been taking a great online class from Wesleyan University on creative writing since last fall, and I now have my plot and my outline for the book completed. Yesterday I completed the first chapter and I feel like I can finally call myself a writer. This is such a big milestone for me. Publishing my own book one day is one of my strongest dreams.
All love and no fear,