Kathryn Eng, writer
Kathryn Eng, writer
Me and Virginia. Living the creative life.
So, I'm just a writer girl, a questioner, a storyteller, wondering semi-wildly, but mostly quietly: How do I fashion my existence so it supports my creativity?
The first part of the answer is to live smaller so I can create bigger. Or more often, or as a lifestyle, or simply BE a creator. The other two supports are robustly nurture my body and to creatively meditate.
Does this resonate with you?
With how I've designed my life I have the time, the inclination and the inspiration to sit in this purple shed, to imagine, wonder and scribble, partly, because I don't need a lot, though I have to tell you even before the world got sick and shut down, I asked myself: What do I really need? So weird, but the less I own, the freer and richer I feel! A smaller life is a freer life. And in freedom, there is room to create!
Robustly nurturing my body is the second part of how I live so I can create. I devour all manner of green growing food stuffs, daily, if not hourly, and do a daily yoga practice. By 8:00 a.m. I'm energized, inspired and ready to jaunt out to the shed. Plant-powered food and flowing the body are a magical duo!
The final part of the Kathryn-creates formula is to sit or lay in a yoga nest, which is simply a mat, something to lay my head on, a light blanket and an eye covering. In this cozy spot I chant and envision, and nearly always find myself shifting, opening deeper into the heart, and out into the universe.
It's my thing. I love my creative life with its three supports: 1. Live smaller, with a space of my own. 2. Robustly nurture my body. 3. Creatively meditate.
Then write! Make pretty, brutal, true pieces of fiction-poetry-prose.
My word for you: This is your one wild and beautiful life. Live it the way you like. You are freer than you know. That's my wish for you, if it's your wish for you.
Anyway this tiny place, both here in my purple shed and on the website wildgreensoul.com, are about my journey, both writing and building a personalized version of happy-healthy-focused so I can get done what I want to get done. Get something written. Make a little gift to the world. Maybe you find a little something that energizes your creative flow. I hope so.
I'm feeling my way there, living the creative life. Most days it's decent.
How's your creative groove?
One Wild Green Soul,