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Change it up a little. Blow it up a lot. Just try something new!

Welcome to the Anti-Rut blog. I am your host... Amy Edwards

OUT OF THE MUD

My favorite motto is NO MUD, NO LOTUS. I heard it during a yoga class when I was going through a really hard time in life. I felt so lost, misunderstood, and confused. I didn’t recognize myself. I felt disconnected with my identity. When I heard the yoga instructor share that motto, it spoke to my soul. Those words told me to hold on. To just wade through it. It actually gave me hope, and ultimately helped me process and embrace the darkness I was in. I had to believe that this mud was for a purpose, and that something beautiful would come out of it.

During the time I was in the “mud”, and even times now when I have the “blah’s” I have made myself take steps in a direction that is uncomfortable and sometimes annoying or odd. But they are leading me towards freedom from the mud. God has given me a love for writing, and quirky perspective on life. I have found both things to play a huge part in crawling out of mud, or turning away from the rut. I am excited you are here and I hope my crazy stories, and also my heartfelt ones give you hope to get out of the rut you may be in, and try something new. This blog is scary as heck. This is me TRYING THINGS NEW. It’s out of my comfort zone, but at the same time, super life giving. Thanks for joining my adventure!

IT ALL STARTED WITH A BOOK AND A RISK…

“FEED ME!!! FEEEEEED ME!” SAYS OUR STARVING ARTIST

It all started here. With this book. Well, actually it all REALLY started about 3 years ago. I will get to that part of my story when the time comes. This book “The Artist's Way” has been a HUGE catalyst into my breaking out of some of the chains and lies I thought...

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A TIP TO THE TAP

Shhhh...be quiet for a sec. Do you hear that? What’s that sound you ask? Well that just happens to be the tip tapping of a 41 year old woman’s tap shoes scooting across the hardwood. That’s right folks, I have signed up for a weekly dance lesson in tap. A ratta ta ta!...

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THE LATEST ANTI-RUT NONSENSE…

SPICY TOOTS MASSAGE

Every week, I'm suppose to go somewhere by myself, somewhere that my inner child, or inner artist wants to go. This is one of the assignments from that book The Artist's Way. The whole basis for this exercise, is to get back into touch with who we are creatively. All...

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THANK GOD FOR THE D-O-DOUBLE G.

So TRY THINGS NEW is my blog name. And I have sort of forgotten what my main intent for this blog is. I sort of lost myself in all of the blogging hooplah over the past couple months. Trying to learn all the ins and outs. Trying to do the right things. All the social...

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