Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ask Baba Yaga: When My Drive to Succeed Is Waning, How Do I Get Back on the Horse?

Baba Yaga by Vania Zouravliov
Try, try and ride again? Or change horses mid-race? It's a question that plagues many of us. Especially those who are involved in creative endeavors, relationships, have work responsibilities.. ok, so pretty much everyone. But what to do? Apparently Baba Yaga knows our inner horses too...*

This week's question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
(Originally posted at The Hairpin HERE)

A drunken horse, laughing it up with horse friends? No wonder getting back on is such a trial! Apparently my horse is just tired (aka burnt out), needs to express some foolery (aka 'ass-ery') and get the angst out of its system before it can keep going forward. And by 'it', I obviously mean 'I'. 

This explains so very much. (And I think that's the second time in a week I've admitted to being guilty of some sort of 'umption' too. Hm.)

What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?

Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
You can!
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
AskBabaYaga AT gmail DOT com
To encourage Baba Yaga to continue imparting her no-bones-about-it wisdom (ok, there may be some gristle in there... bones too), I suggest we not to leave her box empty... 

Thank you Baba Yaga (& Taisia).

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. Born in Russia and raised in America, she's had her poems and translations published in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, and others.

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