As an interpreter, I am a language person. I see the meaning, the whole, then the details, the visual, the colors. I feel things and intuit them and make decisions based on that information coupled with evidence, when available. When I decreased the amount of time I interpret, I decreased the activity level of my right brain. Now, I do a job that is completely left-brained (in my opinion) and it takes a ton of energy for me to operate in that place.
When I started working with my creative side (whether it be writing, blogging, doing my journal, wrecking my journal, looking at art, making art, etc.), I think my brain started to feel more balanced. It is taking less energy to be in the left-brained world (although some days my desire to go there is decreased) and I feel more like I can disconnect from all of that than I could before.
Anyway, it feels good.
Here are some new pages from my journals:
I'm still not as courageous as I could be when I'm putting things together, but I'm still learning. I haven't given up. That's half the battle most of the time - just keep going and don't give up.