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I, for one, miss the seasonal living and learning aspects that you shared and brought us into the same orbit in the first place. There is so much richness there and as times change each of us could probably use a little support figuring out where we are on the path. For me it’s always been a bit more spaghetti than staircase.

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So happy to have discovered this post this morning!

I am struggling a bit on Substack. I still feel a bit scatter-brained in this space and so perhaps guide rails may be necessary. Now I'm off to saunter through your newsletters a bit more. Looking forward to it. ♡

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That’s such a cool tip about putting a time to finish. I find it very difficult to write within any constraints. I do have a rule that I’ll only write when something comes in intuitively. If I try and push and pull anything else out I fall flat on my face. Weirdly this means I publish more consistently not less.

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Oh Maia. How do we balance fierce ambition within teeny tiny pockets of creative space? Amongst all the responsibilities of life. It's the question that plagues me, daily (I'm sure not everyone lives or thinks like this, but perhaps you, and others here, will understand my tortured struggle!)

I've had the thought I would write a book since I was very small. More seriously though in the last four years. But it seems such a huge task. I've taken courses in proposal writing and know much of the technique. But something is stopping me cracking on and simply trying. Which voice to listen to?

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Absolutely agree... Seasonal living is always the answer! It naturally provides a framework within which to write about all kinds of interesting different topics 💫🌿

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I do hope you will pop in and share your thoughts with us even outside of the newsletters. I loved seeing your writing nook or read a recipe. To me that's life's little gems and great inspiration.

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Aug 3Liked by Maia Toll

I love the rhythms that following nature provides. In a sense, it’s also freeing because we aren’t in control- nature is! And the rhythms of daily life, the small magics that permeate the everyday (for instance, your special “beer-tea”) are the insights I love the best, primarily because they’re real, and achievable even with only a little effort! I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Now I’m off to look up this beer-tea trend 😉

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Even the ocean has boundaries. I love having rails. I have to watch myself on that extreme. Too many deadlines, parameters, edges. In this season, my creativity is craving space, maybe because I have so many other constraints.

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