What do you call it when you go on “retreat” but it’s really more of a going-forward movement – do they have a word for that? And do they have a word for mixing in all the parts of you clamoring to emerge – which is why you’re going on whatever it is you call what you’re going on?
Trekking comes to mind because it involves movement. Pair it with Wylde and it seems to do the trick: off the currently known map (yes, Seth, there is a map. I’m just creating a new route) , and blazing a new pathway because I need one recently discovering the usual ones way too narrow.
The art side of me is gleeful. Having had a bit of success with galleries in Tubac AZ, I’m on a quest for more. My next place to visit is Santa Fe NM’s Canyon Road….21 pages of galleries on line! I will have sorted through them by the time I get there and have a plan (I hope!). Then on to Sedona for more of the same.
But it isn’t all art – or maybe it is all art. It occurs to me more and more how life is art and how when you visit the natural world you’re just visiting art on a slightly larger scale. My plan is also to fold in some time in the rocks around Santa Fe and absolutely in Sedona – the vortex and all.
I have decided to take a true vacation and not worry about posting here. After all, you can sign up and receive daily Wylde Women’s Wisdom now, and that’s half my post anyways.
For posts I refer you to these in case you absolutely need more to read (and if you pace yourself, you’ll be all good ’til next I post. Hubby, who is watching the dogs and the homefires, points out I can post from the road. But I have art and rocks to see!) :
1. How Do You Treat Your Beloved? Since the Wylde Woman has re-entered my life with a great deal of energy, I realize it’s time to fall in love with myself again. And to do that, I need to know who I am and how I’ve changed since I last did some deep checking in.
2. Rules for Living Wylde. If I’m giving you rules to live by, I need to be sure they work – and the only way to do that is to follow them myself. BTW – they work. If you don’t believe me, try them youself!
3. Four Awesome Actualities. Because it’s the first place I talked about what is now Wylde Women’s Wisdom: daily inspirational quotes for the real you. And because I was on the last day of a vacation and I like the mood it evokes. And because it talks about Wylde Women, and so fits here.
What I will send along in sections is some poetry about the Wylde Woman – I have several poems that arrived about the same time her energy roared into my life. This was back in the 90s when I was writing regularly. I think you might enjoy the genesis story.
So, dear readers, I’ve gone trekking. See you when I get back!
Wylde Women’s Wisdom
Anyone who has gone through uphevals in their life (on purpose or because they had no choice) knows that there comes a time when everything that used to work no longer feels right: it’s a bit tight, a bit scratchy, slightly out of tune, a bit off-kilter. There are days that feel like you are toiling up hill, days that feel like you’re on a ski jump and days that you just might be curled up in a nice dark hole refusing to take the covers off your head.
Having been through uphevals that presented themselves because I mostly stayed in the nice dark hole, and having in the front of my mind “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” I decided to do something other than what I usually do.
I know my pattern, write down all the things I need to do and try to cram them into 24 hours. Sometimes that includes sleep. This is my box. Uncomfortable as it is sometimes, I know it, and can grow smaller if I choose, in order to keep fitting it. Not this time. Time for leaving the box behind. Tammy Vitale