Monday, October 19, 2009
An Inspired Life
Six years ago my husband sent me on an exotic trip to Oaxaca Mexico with a world famous chocolatier to study mexican cooking in the birthplace of chocolate, itself. Also on my trip was an up and coming (now major) yogi who led us through incredible yoga every day as well.
These two peeps became my constant companions for nine glorious days.
What I remember most, is what it was like to be in the presence of creative minds all day. The chef, for example, was constantly jotting down notes about various flavors or random ideas for her numerous stores all over the world. The yogi, a music man, did the same kind of creative brainstorming for his business, weaving music and theory throughout our days.
After we got home and the NY Times interviewed us for a four page article that started with the words, Katie Anderson, a housewife in Mississippi.... (Seriously! It was friggin' crazy!) I told my mother that being around inspired people all day was the most energizing thing I have ever done in my life.
Discovering writing and our vast web of writer friends is a world I feel so happy to be a part of. How blessed we are that we do this thing called "creating stories" all day. I live in constant awe of the creative capacity God has given us as artists. It is the same exact feeling I had in Mexico, but has lasted years, rather than nine short days.
God, I love this job! And I love y'all for allowing me to live in that energy ALL THE TIME!
Even when I have "Plot Fail" as Heather calls it, or "Brain Bleed" like Shelli says :-)
PS I don't know what that kooky image is, but it looks like what I imagine my creative synapses might look like...?
Posted by Katie Anderson at 12:00 AM