Sharpies are helping me get around the frustration.

I don’t think I realized how important creating was for me, until this evening.

Which isn’t to say that I’ve ignored creativity or creative expression in my life. Quite the contrary. I have always loved it and craved making things with my hands. I took every single art class I could as a kid, even going so far as to attend art camps over the summer. My very first business was craft based. And I have dabbled in graphic design on more than one occasion.

But tonight, after a pretty challenging afternoon with The Babe, I sat down to write some thank you notes. I’ve been playing around with hand lettering and am trying to infuse a little drawing into the notes.

After writing and embellishing five different thank you notes, I feel totally back to center.

The anger and frustration have melted away.

The jitteriness has dissipated.

And I feel wrapped up in a deep sense of calm.

Now, if only I could remember to reach for the Sharpies the next time I’m feeling annoyed and off-center. THAT would be a freakin’ miracle.

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Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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