My name is Paula Carroll, a 42 year old woman, a mother of 3, a wife of 11 years, one of 5 siblings, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law, an aunt to 11 nieces and nephews, a teacher of 16 years …. and in many ways, living an ordinary, full and modern life and all that that entails in 2018. I recognise that I have soooooo much to be grateful for, and yet I live with the burden of an overactive mind that creates, probably thousands, of unnecessary thoughts on a daily basis that impacts upon my capacity to FEEL gratitude for my LIFE and just about anything else.
It is my hearts desire to reside more frequently in the space in between my thoughts and tasks; to meet myself there and BE. Many authors have written about the creative process as a means to connect with oneself, and for me, I am drawn to writing when seeking creativity and connection. I’m choosing to blog and make my writing public because I’m pretty sure that I am not the only person on the planet struggling to navigate my way to ‘the space in between’ the busyness of my mind and life. So maybe others may take something from my journey to help them with theirs…..
So to begin, I’ll remind myself of a powerful truth sung by Leonard Cohen….
A crack in everything is how the light gets in.
Here’s to wedging a ‘crack’ between thinking and doing and seeing what light may shine in ‘the space in between’.