How a Grateful Writer Thawed Before Thanks Giving.
by Susie E. Caron (c) 11/30/15
This Thanks Giving I felt grateful, relieved, and creative too.
I felt grateful because:
Thanks Giving seemed musical. We ate good food, played games, shopped, and attended events. I especially enjoyed hearing my grown-up kids and their friend laughing and talking long into the night (after I'd gone to bed.) This didn't keep me awake (I'm pretty sure it was the turkey.) Their sounds were happy music to my ears.
I prepared to retire in July, which meant closing my private practice. There were lots of loose ends and it all seemed very stressful. However, by September, things began to settle down. That's when I thought I'd get back into writing and creative activities. Instead I found myself frozen. I couldn't write, or come up with a creative idea at all and I didn't know what to do.
Creativity eluded me. Frozen and stuck I wondered if I'd ever write again. However, in October, my friend, author and illustrator Jo Linsdell helped me to get unstuck. In fact, she helped me just in time. With my creative drive restored, I was ready to participate in the annual PiBoIdMo challenge.
Jo Linsdell said my experience could help other writers. She invited me to write about it and guest post on the Writers & Authors site. I did and it's ready and waiting for you.
Find out how she helped me get unstuck by clicking below.
How I Moved from 'Frozen' to Flowing Creative Author
Twee means you and me,
Because Family and Friends are the best.
Susie E. Caron
These are from my former life with many current memories and helps for parents.
I retired from teaching, became a psychotherapist treating children and families and an author. After retiring I became a full time artist.
I recently reopened this parenting blog because I believe wisdom is to be shared.
Author of Chidren's Books,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, I want to help you build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, & books at a time.
When I'm not busy creating articles or paintings, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or playing with my Boxer, Josie.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
If you experience unusual symptoms or discomfort please see your medical or mental health practitioner.
No patent liability is assumed for use of the information contained. The author disclaims any responsibility for loss or risk for use or application of this material.
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Blog Reviews & Thank You!
July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!