Well, it’s been a slow start, but I’m finally on the threshold of starting my internship (as opposed to merely preparing for it). I’ll be working on my two favourite magazines: Spheres: The Spirit Guide and Spellcraft magazines during my internship with Metier Media.
I am feeling quite nervous because I haven’t written anything in a long time, and it’s been about a year since my last writing unit at uni. I haven’t even been writing in my personal blog (at www.spacefairy.com). I’m presently recovering from illness while healing from an anxiety disorder, so uni has been a part time affair for the last few years. Thankfully this is the final subject of my Creative Industries degree, and I’m not working, so my sole focus at the moment is getting back on my feet while finishing this unit. For me, ‘getting back on my feet’ also includes spiritually, as I’ve felt very disconnected from things for the last few years (maybe that’s why I was sick?)
When I last wrote articles for Spheres magazine in 2005, I was a practicing Angel Intuitive(TM) practitioner (which is how I originally met the editor and owner of the magazine, during a workshop in 2002). In 2006 I went through the worst relationship breakup, which resulted in being diagnosed with major depression, and a mini nervous breakdown. That is when I temporarily stopped doing anything creative, including writing, intuitive work, and even reading books. I completely shut down, and life got horrible as a result. It’s only been recently that I’ve started getting back into the swing of things. I’ve resumed blogging (sporadically), my appetite for reading books and magazines has returned, the depression appears to have gone, and the anxiety is slowly getting under control. I’m starting to function again! An added bonus to this is that after my journey to inner-hell and back, I’m now well placed to start writing again and helping others who may have gone through a similar situation. I feel that I’ve evolved as a result. It’s definitely made me stronger!
Since I’ve been out of the world for a spell, I’ve been re-reading my uni textbooks (like Corporate Writing & Editing) and brushing up on the rules of grammar etc. lest I’ve forgotten everything. Since I’ve also been feeling spiritually and psychically disconnected, and I’ll be writing for a spiritual magazine, I have been using this preparation time to reconnect myself to universal source while brushing up on my witchcraft and mysticism. I’ve been clearing my chakras, doing yoga, practicing mindfulness, and I even started on a gluten-free diet after a brief stint in hospital recently.