Happy Halloween, everyone! Right now I'm in Hawaii on my first vacation in nearly five years. I'm not here to lounge on the beach though... I'm at a writers' conference hoping to get my butt in gear to finally finish my memoir - telling my story about misophonia. Let's just say that ever since I arrived on the islands, the universe has been sending me signs which I'm interpreting as the universe saying, "It's about time!"
On Saturday, as I was landing at my layover point in Honolulu, I saw a full rainbow at the rainbow. Today, as I was leaving my first workshop day at the retreat portion of the trip, I saw a rainbow sculpture right in front of the building where our classes were being held. (Somehow I didn't notice it when entering the facility). And what an amazing first day it was!
Many things were expressed during the class which hit home to me. One such thought was that "Writing is one of the healing arts. Writing is shamatic. Those who are creative light a signal flame. Those who are lost see the flame and follow the fire until they get home." It really emphasized why I want to write my memoir, and why I created the SenseHaven.com website. I'm doing this because I know how lost I felt before I even knew there was such a condition called misophonia - and the relief I felt when a stranger on a plane told me about it. It changed my life. I no longer believed I was crazy. If I could help one person feel that same relief, I know this journey will have been worth it!
So yes... I am very grateful I decided to sign up for this conference. It has rekindled my passion about this endeavor and I'm eagerly looking forward to these upcoming days - hopefully inspiring me to finally take this memoir effort to the end.