A long and winding road
If you have been following my blog, you will know that I suffered through some compression fractures of my spine in December and February. Both were caused by something as simple as moving the snowblower in my garage. Little did I know that I have osteoporosis of the spine.
As time went on, so did the pain level. March was a blur of at times intense pain and heavy-duty meds. Although I am much better now, my movements will be limited for the rest of the year. I am walking about a mile or so each day, finally, but I have very little strength in my back. I can’t even carry a camera yet! Physical therapy is helping me increase my strength, but it is a very slow process.
As a result of all of this, I have been away from art, website, social media since the beginning of March till now. I’ve had no desire or inspiration.
So, the question is, how do I recover my “mojo”? How do I rekindle my passion in the midst of pain meds that sap my concentration and drain my ambition?
I know. My meager misfortune is nothing compared to what a lot of handicapped people have been living with daily for years. In the scheme of things, my situation could be far worse. I am faced with a unique challenge and opportunity to grow in character and rise above.
If you are reading this and have had your own medical struggles, please leave me a comment outlining what you did to overcome your situation, how it impacted your art, and what you did to keep your art on track with your goals. This might help me.
As time goes by, it should be interesting to read here how I re-power my determination, re-kindle my passion, and evolve my art.
I hope to “get by with a little help from my friends”…