A famous writer, a community worker who brings people together, a successful animal activist, a screenwriter…
I look up from my notebook. Outside, the wind plays with the long strands of hair of the birch that stands in front of the window. Inside, people are reading quietly among endless rows of books. This is my second visit to the library in our new town. The book in front of me is The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I am working on this exercise: “In a perfect world, I would secretly love to be a …”
Julia Cameron states that work can also be play. According to her, it is never too late to go down a new road. Freddy and I changed direction in April. We left Aberdeen for Reading, a city close to London and Oxford. Freddy works here at the university. For the time being I am going to work part-time in childcare, and I am looking around for volunteer work and other groups. And I read Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (Love is a Fire):
We have to discover what really matters to us, what is the most important thing in our whole life, and then have the courage to live this deepest dream. Carl Jung said, “Find the meaning, and make the meaning your goal.”
The list keeps growing as I start writing again. Whether I want to become a student pastor, a historian or an animal therapist, I will have to learn and try new things without any guarantee of success. A new city is the ideal setting for this. And the library will always be a safe haven for my dreams.