I feel a radical shift happening in my work. It is broadening and crossing into new territory and morphing into something deliciously exciting. It feels more along the interactive lines of activism and coaching, but I am not entirely sure yet. It feels like more than both those things alone. The energy in my world has been naturally shifting to this place of advice giving and story sharing and space holding for new conversations, and those have been less about creative pursuits and more about more personal ones mostly of the relationship and sex variety. Can I just say that I adore this change?
Creativity will always be a fundamental part of who I am and my work, but it is becoming more a means, a practice, a through line, a point of connection, and less about an end result. It has been the catalyst and conduit for all that has come to be in my life.
I'm being called in new directions and turning over stones in places I never thought of my self existing in... Planned Parenthood, local sex shops, women's health clinics, relationship coaching, erotica publishers and feminist porn purveyors. It's exciting and intimidating, which is how I always know I am on to something good.
So I am imagining what I want to be when I grow up (again!), on the cusp of another transitional year where both my kids will be in school at least part of every day, and it looks a little different than it did a year or two ago. The labels are not as important as is the focus of my work and I know I have always been called to work with women, but that arena keeps broadening and ripening. It's not just about living creative dreams anymore. It's about living all the dreams, even the scary, dark and juicy ones, and using my voice to tell the gritty stories that others are afraid to - this is the kind of alchemist I am becoming.