Feed Your Soul

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art -write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” -Neil Gaiman

It’s been a busy past couple of days. With working with Miss J (the woman with dementia), working on my application for an internship, and getting re-acclimated to my life after vacation life has been very full.

A new project I am part of at my alum is creating a play through story circles based off the women in the Bible. I am incredibly excited because I love the Bible, I think the women of the Bible are underrepresented, and it’s really cool to know my words and insights could be a part of a story that will speak to women and men of now.

And well, it’s just incredible being around these women and already getting a deeper glimpse of who they are through these stories. Also I didn’t really think  I had much to say about women in the Bible, but I really do. I’ll be leading a story circle after reading the story of Miriam.

I’m excited because it’s a really cool way to explore the Bible, to get to know better some incredible women in this community I love, and my number one reason because it’s going to be really good to have a creative outlet these next few weeks. To do something for me that feeds my soul. I think that’s the biggest thing I can recommend to those who are in the midst of job searching, figuring out their life, deciding whether or not to go on that third date, to pray a little more because God really didn’t ask me to go to Africa (but actually he did).

So if it’s painting, dancing, good conversation, cooking, stargazing, creating a play, a story, a piece of music, find something you can do that feeds your soul, it will keep you sane and energized to work in that meanwhile on that resume, prepare for that interview, and do those other responsible things.

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