“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa,
“and what is inside them,
for words have the power to change us.”
― Cassandra Clare,
Many years ago I discovered Julia Cameron and her book The Artist’s Way. Through this book, her suggestions and in particular, her Morning Pages, I found that what I really wanted was be a life coach. I then discovered a special Life Coach, Cary Volmer in Minnesota, and found out first hand what a life coach does. She encouraged me and subsequently I took a Life Coach course in Australia and became certified.
So why am I telling you this today, many years after the event? Well, today I purchased Julia’s next book – The Artist’s Way for Retirement.
As usual, I’m spending the weekend with my son and his family. Today my son was asleep as he works as Night Manager at a Wellington Hotel, my grandsons and their mother were all working and so I took myself off for my walk and ended up in the local mall. The bookshop, as always, drew me to it and I saw this book. I picked it up just to look at it, you understand. The book fell open and the first thing that jumped out at me was the paragraph that included:
“Walking makes” a quilt out of the silken patches of our experience.
So yes, it’s important that we walk.”
For me, walking has broadened my life, making me more independent than I have been for several months -4 or 5 kms a day makes all the difference to my life. So of course, I had to buy the book.
As I’m almost completely recovered I now have to decide what to do with this life of mine and so I’m starting the 12-week course covered in this book to find out where I’m going next and what I am going to do. So as we say,and if you’re interested, watch this space.