We're coming to the end of the Lenten season. (Next week begins Holy Week!)
Lent is a time to really look at your life. When you give something up, your intention should be to give something up (or add something, as I did) in order to strengthen your faith life and be a better person. And that's what I've been doing.
Shortly before Lent, I started The Artist's Way. It's a tool for creative people to become "unblocked," and shows creative people how important spirituality (not specifically Christianity) is to the creative life. When I started it, I didn't really know what to expect. I didn't think I was blocked. I thought I had a strong faith/spirituality.
As the weeks progressed, though, I learned that I was blocked. And I learned that, while my faith was good, it could've been quite a bit better. I trusted the process and kept going.
As the weeks went on, my creativity was opened up. I learned more about myself as a writer. I found my niche. My writing life has blossomed. I learned more about myself as a woman of faith. I grew stronger in my faith, which changed how I lived my life (in a good way).
This has been a good Lent for me. I feel good about my life and where it's headed.