12/16/15 Notes to Myself: "Each time you face an unknown future with creativity rather than grasping at known quantities,you leap. And whenever you begin to disbelieve in yourself, your destiny,your ability to heal some part of the world, you must leap instead into the branches of magic." Martha Beck This is an excerpt from a short writing by motivational coach Martha Beck. I find it inspiring and comforting when I start to feel off-balance. Being in an off-balance state does play a role in my ability to connect with inspiration and creativity. With the holiday energy in the air it can be easy to lose my focus and become off balance. That's not to say I need to be painting all the time, but I do need to connect with myself so that I'm not putting on the back burner those things that support my best self.