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August 01, 2012


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Hi Christen, We met at TCC last year during the pitch slams. I can identify with turning to books when life gets crazy. I hope you're reading something good! Happy reading, and hang in there :-)


You remind me of when my husband went to sea. Everyone said "Oh, you will enjoy your time, time to create." It didn't go that way for me. I felt off, out of place. You are wise to listen to yourself and know what works for you~ We have to embrace what comforts us! Take Care~

Sandhya Larsen

Hi Christen,

I relate so well to what you wrote about losing yourself in books when you're feeling overwhelmed by life. Going off to read a book in a quiet nook is exactly what I like to do, too, when the going gets rough. Novels and biographies are my choices for times like this.

Awhile back, I encountered an interesting question on a singles website: "What is your simplest pleasure?" Lying on my bed reading a good book with my kitty cat by my side, I answered, while listening to the wind blowing through the trees outside.

I like your blogging style, Christen. Open and honest about who are and what you've been up to. Thanks for sharing!

- Sandhya Larsen

Suzanne Drolet

I can really relate to this post! There have been so many times in the past when I felt guilt for not making art. I felt as though I was letting other people down. My heart wasn't in it at that moment in time.
Since then I have decided to only make art / crafts when I am in the moment. When it is truly making me happy.
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one!
Thanks for sharing!


Hi Christen.. I do this too! It's so good to know that others do it too :)

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