Gone Fishing…

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop (drawing by Diane Mottl)Okay, I’m not literally going fishing. I have not fished since I was a tyke but I am hanging a “gone fishing” sign on my blog to let readers know that I am taking a brief blogging break.

There are no wiggly worms in my future (other than the gardening kind), but for the next few weeks I will be unplugging from Twitter (@TrulyPresent), Facebook (Being Truly Present) and will not be publishing weekly blog posts.

Feel free to peruse the archives and read past posts. If you honor me with a comment, I will happily leave a return comment.

Have a wonderful summer everyone!


“It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.” Eileen Caddy

“As we exit the speeding highway and opt for the slower, scenic route, we find a richness to life, and we wonder how we’ve missed it all this time.” — Christina Hibbert

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.” — Natalie Goldberg

“You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart’s desires.” —  Marcia Wieder

“Sometimes slowing down for a bit is just what we need to rejuvenate and come back even stronger and better. Slowing down doesn’t mean you are going down.” — Mary-Frances Winters

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” — John DePaola

14 Responses to “Gone Fishing…”

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  1. says:

    Have a good fishing trip! ; ) Sometimes we all need to unplug! jan

  2. says:

    Wishing you a lovely relaxing summer. Will you still draw and write?

    • You as well, Anne. And yes, I will be drawing and writing. My plan is to immerse myself in the edits/re-writes of the fiction book I have on the go and take some pit-stops at my drawing table to keep the creativity flowing.

  3. Kelly says:

    Always enjoy reading your blog, Diane (I always read, even though I don’t always comment ;)). Have a wonderful summer break from it all. Looking forward to reading when you return.
    We are also taking the next month to relax off the grid. I just read your blog while listening to the waves crash outside my window at our sea-side get-away in Indian Arm (Vancouver). So nice to just unwind…
    Will have to see you soon for that “annual” coffee date that we are many months overdue for!

    • Thanks for your support, Kelly. Wishing you a relaxing and rejuvenating time “off the grid” as well (and yes, we must connect for that overdue coffee date) — D

  4. says:

    Go and recharge your batteries! It’s a good, healthy thing to do. See you when you get back!

  5. says:

    I think that you have an awesome blog. As An ex-marine I truly know the “benefits” of smelling the “roses.” If you ever get a “minute” check me out at the website. I am just starting on this writing journey. Have a cool summer, Danny..

    • Thank you for your kind words, Danny. I’m not familiar with BookRix, but I see that you have a number of poetry books and short-stories self-published. Congratulations! All the best on your writing journey (I’ve just started too).

  6. Kim says:

    Enjoy! :-)