Create: Day 37
A week in creativity heaven.
Do yourself a favor. Get away from yourself. Leave yourself behind. That yourself has been running, being busy, living a productive life, raising a family, making money, hanging out on the internet (I caught you), trying to be healthy, attempting to lose weight, and at the same time wondering where that real creative self ended up.
That yourself hasn’t been as concerned about her creative soul as she’s been about the shoe sole that just separated from the pump she planned to wear to work this morning. He hasn’t been as attuned to his creative ventures as he has been aware that his car needs a tune.
It’s pretty tough to jump start your higher-level intellectual and spiritual needs when your car needs a jump start to get you to the grocery store because you’re out of milk.
Every day life is filled with its little emergencies, its time-consuming survival rituals.
Sometimes to jump start your creativity requires you to leave your regular environment.
How about taking a creativition vacation? Load your dormant novel onto your notebook and check into a hotel. Fly to New York City and spend your days in museums and your nights with your sketchbook. Attend a jewelry making conference somewhere.
I know these things cost money and finances are tight. So save up. Or be innovative with your solutions. Make it cheap by carrying your watercolor supplies with you on a solo camping trip.
At the moment, I’m writing to you from an airport. I just left my family behind and completed a week of classes related to an endeavor I love. I will return to my life enthused and energized because I’ve been filling the well all week. Try it.
Create Month 2
What to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Don’t put off creativity.
Use your limited experience with unlimited imagination.
Don’t worry about the destination.
If you’re stuck, lower your standards and go on.
Jump start your creativity by taking a creativity vacation.