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Signing off

I've been trying to stop writing for Fix for months.  I had a recent conversation with my friend, who is an actor:

"Sometimes I feel like this environmental stuff and the blogging is distracting me from what I really want to be spending my time on.  I mean, it's endless - I could always be more and be better - and it's not like it's hurting anyone...in fact, it might actually help the world and other people.   Which I often doubt my art is doing.  I actually tell myself it's better to be spending hours and hours figuring out exactly the best mattress cover to buy.  But really what I should be doing is writing the next grant, planning the next project.  Or even spending time with my friends."

"Yeah," she says, "I know exactly what you mean - my meditation and yoga practice are the same way.  I could always be more peaceful and more detached, and sometimes the pursuit of it takes over my life.  But I don't really want to be a monk."

And I don't really want to be an eco-warrior.  Or even an eco-writer (yet).  I'll carry on the habits I've started, and maybe try some new experiments, like somehow tackling the food waste at work.  Maybe if I'm not writing and planning my next post, I'll also have time to read and comment on the other blogs out there (see below).  You can always keep up with what I'm doing on www.meganmetcalf.com.
 
I recently saw Phillipe Petit speak (go see the fantastic movie out about him now, Man on Wire).  At the end of the conversation, he said, "You can make a bank robbery film or you can make a bank robbery.


I'd like to make some robberies.

Posted on Monday, September 1, 2008 at 09:28PM by Registered CommenterMegan Metcalf | Comments6 Comments

Reader Comments (6)

I've really enjoyed your blog. I'm bummed that you're not continuing it, but I understand your reasoning.

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I've enjoyed the journey of Fix, learning, and knowing what you've been up to. Thank you. I'll be standing by for the next chapter...

September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTob

I totally thought I had already posted a comment here - but I've enjoyed your insights and will miss your blog. But I know how important it is to quality of life to spend time doing what makes you happiest, so go for it!

September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Thanks, guys! I already have an idea for another blog - when I get it together, I'll be sure to post a link to it here. Thanks again for reading!

Megan

September 5, 2008 | Registered CommenterMegan Metcalf

What a great ending. Which is of course a great beginning!

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatrina

You should do whatever your heart wants you to do, and what your true desire is. No one can stop you from doing it because it's only you who can make your own decisions.

September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPlaymobilq

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