Regardless of our efforts, sometimes having a place to be creative and a little “me” time just isn’t enough.
I’ve tried to think of what I could write or share with you… Encouragement? Inspiration? A cool video? Something fun or funny? Lacking creativity or inspiration myself, I realized, I had nothing.
I searched the internet, listened to a couple webcasts, read from of few books, forced myself to sit at the piano and play for a while… still nothing…
I’m a collector. As a child I collected stickers, pencils, erasers, sea shells, colored rocks dug from the backyard… you get the point. And yes, that last one was a real example.
When I was 8 or so, I spent weeks digging in our yard, collecting tiny colored rocks. Washed, dried and carefully stored in an old candy jar, I placed my rainbow-colored treasures in the laundry room at the end of each day. One day, I came home from school to find them missing. In a panic, I grabbed the empty jar and ran to my mom in tears…
So Monday’s almost over, but maybe this will carry you through tomorrow?
Yesterday my husband and I found ourselves sitting around the lunch table with friends watching Felix Baumgartner accomplish one of his life’s goals… jumping from the top of the earth’s stratosphere and being the first human to break the sound barrier on his way down without any external protection other than the spacesuit he’d be wearing.
Happy Monday! Here’s to becoming and staying creative!!!
A great video to get you thinking of ways to be and stay creative. Do you have any others you that you could add? I’d love to hear them!
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Since setting out on my own creative journey and setting goals to create with purpose, memories of rejection have flooded my mind. And, well, the trouble with rejection is, if you don’t learn to get past it, it’s only a matter of time…
Here’s another Monday morning pick-me-up for you featuring author, Neil Gaiman. He’s the winner of many awards including: the Hugo, Nebula, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal in Literature. Some of his most popular works include the novels Stardust and Coraline.