TO LIVE

I have thought about this space so much in the last few months. I have missed this feeling of typing away to you. I’ve begun to draft this post so many times in my mind but I’m happy to be back here, sharing this space with you. I’ve almost begun writing here again a couple of times but I needed to be deliberately out of this space for a while to figure what it means now, why I became so disconnected with it and to recenter. So I’m back now, writing consistently again and sharing with you. As you should be able to tell by now, the layout changed a little and I hope you like it just as much as I do. Let me bring you up to speed on where I’m at with this year.

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As I mentioned in a few posts at the beginning of the year, this is my year of boldness, my year of yes. I’ve been continuously in transition this year and it has definitely been tasking but I’m beginning to appreciate that it is necessary. Writing and I had grown distant for a while when I just couldn’t understand what I want to write and when I could, I couldn’t express it the way I wanted to so I stopped. As you may have seen on my Instagram I really thought I was losing a big part of me as it happened so slowly but went on for what felt like forever. In that time however, I became so much more mindful about other ways to express myself. Dressing up became fun, doing my hair (post haircut) became such a pleasure and the beauty everywhere, in everything was enough, is enough, more than enough.

Writing for me has always been a way to understand things, myself included and I’ve done it for a long time, a lot of it privately. So writing has become my SI unit for expression, navigating my existence here, thinking through and understanding things. I’m so happy that I’ve learnt and continue to learn that it’s in more than putting the pen to paper for me, and now it can be in everything I express. In spontaneity, in uncomfortable situations, in outdoor activities, in dressing up, in music, in the polaroids I collect. Everywhere, everything that’s part of my expression, in whatever form, everything that informs that expression, there the writing it is. So I’m happy to be back here to share all these things with you. I’m happy that I finally took my own advice and took a step back for ‘where there is tenderness, let there be gentleness’.

 

Have a look at my updated about page and enjoy these pictures taken by the talented Teddy Mageto.

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“And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always have everything you need, you may excel in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

Be Kind and Be Courageous,

Michelle.

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