Welcome, and thanks for checking out my blog! This is my first post, and I’m looking forward to staying connected and posting more in the next week. In the meantime, check out my “About” section and explore.
For now, I’d like to explain the title of this blog and my aspirations for it. I have always loved writing from a very young age, taking every opportunity to express myself. I believe that this is a great avenue to explore my interests in writing, photography, traveling, and parts of my life. The title of this blog is “Such a Blessed Unrest” and refers to a quote by Martha Graham, an American dancer (1894-1991). Graham has been cited as one of the most influential choreographers of all time, and once spoke of success and creativity in terms of a “blessed unrest”.
“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is on a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
So, my blessed unrest, whether it be traveling or writing or anything that I really desire, gives me life in this world as long as I remain open to it. I look forward to sharing my journey as I continue to explore!