So Idilay insists that I also contribute and write for baretown. and I’m annoyed. I’m so annoyed! I’m going to be completely transparent…... I ABSOLUTELY detest writing, yet I insist on getting myself in creative ventures/situations where writing is a necessity. And I really feel like a masochist sometimes.
But I suppose I could use this post to talk about what baretown means to me.
It’s a vision we’ve had for a decade, but never really actualized until now. baretown has meant more than an online digital space. It’s the culmination of a lifelong commitment to integrating my past into both my present and future selves. Incorporating all the timelines in my life.
And what do I mean by that word salad?
Well, I have this track record of getting so caught up with planning for the future that I neglect my past. I think we all do. The past become something we overcome, transcend, and in my case, run from. It’s much easier to avoid, delete, rewrite those bad moments, hours, days and even years in our lives. But by forgetting or neglecting the past, I/we inadvertently also forget, those sublime, life-altering, body-shifting, and inspiring moments. You can never truly appreciate the light without the dark, the two are ying-yang.
So this year. I want to spend time looking back and taking the time to examine/re-examine my past. And allow myself the space and time to truly appreciate all the lessons, trauma, and gifts I’ve received/conquered/carry along the way. My journey this year is about integrating my past into my present.
What does your journey look like in 2019?