May 22, 2014

The View From Here: Liminal Space

For this week's View I bring you someone whom I easily liked very shortly after discovering her blog. She has this habit of saying "here's the thing..." which is something I often say as well.
In fact, "Here's the Thing" used to be the name of her blog.

Oh, "she" is Kenya.
You'll get the rest of the skinny on her down below.

Liminal Space

I’m in a liminal space right now, the threshold of what my life is and what I want it to be.
I’ve been in this space for quite some time. I continue to struggle with being happy here or being happy there.

What is the reason I do not move forward? Is it complacency or fear?

Yesterday I stumbled across two quotes that nudged my spirit:
Until you take that FIRST step, you'll never be able to take the remaining necessary steps. You can't win what you won't begin. - Antoinette Dickson
“Every second brings a new opportunity to take the first step down a different path. Never fool yourself into believing that you're stuck.” - Jennifer Herndon
I've been feeling this way about my writing, my legacy. It's the one thing that I have that makes me feel important. But I don't like the way it's going right now. I feel stuck. I need to take that first step... again.

My writing doesn't bring home the bacon. Helping my husband run the photography business does.

Just when I start to get a grasp on things, rolling out the ball of dough in my head, he seems to need me more. I've found myself in the same place of saying, as long as he is happy I am happy.

But what about my self fulfillment? His legacy is not my legacy.

To write is to juggle my responsibilities without the fear of the whole world crashing down on me.

I have to make time for myself or complacency will keep me in a liminal space and from never writing at all.

I want the win/win.

I want to be happy, not settle for it.

I don't want to be content in a liminal space.

Today’s View from Here was written by Kenya G. Johnson from Live Laugh ⒷⓁⓄⒼ! In addition to being the "photographer's wife", she's a mom, a freelance writer, editor, blogger and author of The Christopher Chronicles. When she's writing, you can also find her on FacebookTwitter and Google+.


So I'm gonna admit something to you guys because I totally trust you not to make fun of me.
I had to look up the meaning of the word "liminal".
I don't recall ever hearing or reading that word before.
Thanks for the vocabulary lesson, Kenya!

Now about her post: Um, yeah, I feel you, girlfriend.
This "liminal space" thing is totally where I am and have been for a very long time.
I'm sure anyone who reads this blog can guess why.
Lately I feel like I might be sticking my toes over the line.
We shall see.

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