The best decision I made in 2017 was every individual moment I chose to sit down and work on writing- especially on the novel. It’s so easy to put everything else first- almost everything is more urgent and makes a bigger louder cry for my attention. But every time I listened to the quieter call to sit down and listen to the story unfolding and write it down, that was time I was more grateful for than anything else.
Best decision of 2017 — in March, I started having dreams about dogs every night, and in my heart felt ready. When I found the adoption listing for 4-year-old Leia (then Laura) I was so charmed by her shy picture, I couldn’t sleep all night. I put in an application, and had a dream where my best friend told me my application was approved. A few days passed and I got a call from the Humane Society to say they hadn’t made a decision but I could meet her. I canceled plans and drove down to the rural Ohio town. We “clicked,” which is to say (I found out later) that she didn’t pee on me 😊 so my application was approved and she came home with me to start a new life on that rainy, foggy auspicious first day of Spring ❤️🧡💚 #decemberreflections2017#princessleiapresentmoment#thedailytouristselfie
TAG 15 von #decemberreflections2017 von @susannahconway - best decision of 2017- Das war mein erster und drei weitere besuche in Wiesbaden. Dort wurde meine Hüftverletzung geheilt🤗🤗 Wenn ich überlege wie es mir vor einem Jahr ging und wie ich mich jetzt fühle, ergreift mich eine tiefe Dankbarkeit💕
The best decision of my [every day] is to remain soft. To love and live with intention. It seems so simple but it’s not always, especially on the bad days, especially when my children push me to my limits, especially when my depression seeps in and takes over me completely.. But remaining soft is an invitation to remember honesty, at least for me. It’s calming my mind enough to find courage in phrases and connections. I’m learning to be more direct with things, to stop waiting to be noticed, to point out the beauty in places where people actively love each other, or have the potential to. It’s calling you out for being hurtful, it’s calling you out for having the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen... and then letting the response of those things become integral blooms of change, movement, evolution... #decemberreflections2017#bestdecision#livewithintention#black🖤holiday
• 15 • best decision of 2017• #decemberreflections2017 with @susannahconway • to trust. On everything: to trust that going away was a good idea. That working while away would work. That taking a little bit of time off from work was smart. That staying in each one of the places we’ve stayed was right. That each piece would fit together precisely where the last part ended. That our incomes would support us. That the locals would make space for us. That ideas would flow and that help would be abundant.
Sparkle: without a doubt this is the @pipilotti_rist exhibition at the @mca_australia - as an artist I would love to experiment with installations and as a designer of experiences this is not so far fetched. Pipi’s work is the most inspiring and mind blowing that I have ever seen in this space #decemberreflections2017#mcdescemberreflections2017 @susannahconway
Softness. This is not an easy photo to post. Stretch marks and fat galore. The former doesn’t bother me much. It’s the latter that offers constant self-deprecation and hatred. It’s the latter that makes me feel worthless and that other people are constantly judging me for how I look. It makes me feel unhealthy. Unloveable. Unsalvageable. It’s tough being a woman. Even tougher being a bigger woman. I have zero qualms when it comes to anyone else who is bigger. I love all bodies....but I just can’t seem to wrap my head around loving myself. So I guess this is a photo of the softness that shows and hides the hardness of what I am going through. I was never a big person. So this adaptation has been a tough pill to swallow. #softness#decemberreflections2017
Day 15 of #decemberreflections2017 - BEST DECISION OF 2017. This is a hard one to pick as I have three: 1. Obviously applying for Oman. 2. Leaving a job I didn't like for one that I LOVE. 3. Restarting my OU course on a subject I'm passionate about. #decisions#positive#reflections @susannahconway
Day 14 #decemberreflections2017 5 things about me...I am a very proud Grandma of 4 beautiful wee boys; I love to travel...to hot places...with elephants; I absolutely love to dance...especially salsa...and best when no-one is looking!!; I enjoy live theatre...musicals are my favourite; I have three amazing sisters...love you all!
Day 15: Best Decision of 2017: One of the best decisions I made this year was traveling to Kenya, with an empty notebook & mic to record my grandmother's stories. I was reminded to revel in simple joy, reconnect with nature, and gain a deeper understanding of the lives of my womyn ancestors. From this one trip, I created a new blog,"Questions for Ancestors", and began a journey to the heart of what will become my third book. I also made other decisions, rooted in a sense of creative purpose-- including traveling to Vancouver to perform for students and reconnect with my dad, making a mandala on Pelee Island, and teaching kids of all ages at the Varley Art Gallery. Here's to deepening these connections in 2018! #decemberreflections2017#nature#kenya