I want to to string together my thoughts and elaborate them like beautifully vibrant papel picado. There are so many thoughts and emotions and anxieties that slumber in my body that plead to be acknowledged and articulated. They demand to be strung together, given a space longer than a few sentences in a Facebook status. I think this will be a good exercise for the mind and spirit, a release of my creative energy as a gift to my self. I’ve been told that I am a great writer, and in the very few efforts to articulate and share my perspective, I have received encouragement to keep going, to continue writing, to pursue the articulation of my own creative spirit. And it feels good to ensue this pursuit, this articulation of my creative self, this becoming of my words thoughts and desire to bring together within and share.
In an intellectual and abstract exercise of communicating and fending for myself in the world of academia, I exercise my mind until exhaustion and anxiety. When I run, I exercise my body to silence and appease my overworked mind. When I nurture my yoga practice I synchronize my body and mind, emanating the tranquility and balance nestled within me throughout my body and spirit. In an existence in which I make use of so many of my energies, I have found that there is a void, an inquietud, a desire to discover more ways to articulate and bring together all of my powers of creation and articulation. Writing, creatively and harmoniously, is a pursuit in the direction of fulfillment and appeasement of the creative demands that slumber within me. This year, I have sought out creative endeavours like learning how to play the guitar and learning French, and the creation of a blog because I see these as synonymous with the desire for creative output and happiness. Pursuing all of these is fulfillment, is satisfaction, is process! I not only relish in process and in experience but I am transformed by it. I feel grateful to be able to pursue these projects, to have them parallel and compliment other pursuits and projects in my life, because they echo a yearning to come into harmony with my greater self: an intellectual, a dancer, a creator, a debater, a daughter, a friend, a sister, a lover, a community member, an observer, a participant, a mind, a spirit, a body.
What shall I write about? Everything I’ve been wanting to write about for a very long time. Where will I begin? I will let my creative writing juices inspire the content and form of this blog. However, I foresee posts on my on-going Mexico City adventures, having to reminisce back to 2011 until the present and beyond, perspectives on culture and politics within, beyond and just outside of the borderlands, and the music, people, art, and cultures I love.