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My wild life

I've always wanted a wild life. In fact, I've always known I'd never be fully satisfied unless I were living a wild life.

Yet I never really knew exactly what the wild life would look like. I knew it would mean bringing forth my unique gifts and serving the world in some way.

For the past year and a half I've been putting most of my time and energy into bringing a school into my community that focuses on the whole child and is deeply respectful of children. It's been fun, a lot of work and very rewarding. It occupies my mind mostly all the time!

And I wonder- is this a distraction from my wild life or is this it?

I want to do good in my community and I want to escape to the woods and write all day. I have written nearly every day for at least five years. I've filled a shelf full of notebooks, and yet. Yet I won't take my writing life seriously.

For me to actually pick up my writing life- to follow it, no matter where it takes me, no matter how convenient to my life- would be WILD!

Serving my community in whatever projects come my way do not have to be a distraction. I only have to learn to not neglect my writing life. And in fact, I can intertwine the two. Wouldn't that be WILD?


naturegirl's picture

I think you pose a very

I think you pose a very interesting question: are you living the wild life now? Or is your community work a distraction? And how exciting to actually have a writing life. I write sporadically, but am very impressed that you've written nearly every day for five years. That's pretty amazing. I wonder what a wild life looks like?

Carrie Lee's picture

yes, a good question!

Thanks for your comment! Yes, it is a good question for me to look at- As long as I'm not trying to "figure it out!"

What does your wild life look like?


naturegirl's picture

wild life

Hi Carrie, great question. What does my wild life look like? For me it would be to sell the house, quit the job, and head overseas to explore. Or maybe buy a sailboat and head to the Galapagos. These ideas used to be things I planned to do when I was younger, and now they sound really wild and almost impossible!

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