Timeless Creativity

The next month will be a challenge to maintain my creativity in the ways that I really love….sewing, baking, etc. There are perfectly good reasons for this, but I still want to stow away and create.

But, the reality is that there will be very little time. Between the crazy deadlines, complex issues that I can’t even begin to make sense of, presentations and travel, there won’t be much time to cozy up to my sewing machine. Oh…one thing I forgot to mention…we are moving in the midst of all this craziness. However, the reality is that these are the things that make me feel alive and vibrant. The things that make me lean forward into life. They are also the same things that scare the crap out of me at the same time. It is this that makes me human.

So, during this crazy time when the next few weeks are sure to be a blur of activity and stress, I will have to find my creativity in a different way. The reality is that every day I am creative I just don’t call it that. At work, creativity is called strategy or negotiating or planning. All of these have creative elements, but for some reason we don’t label them this way. The reality is that there is creativity and inspiration everywhere. We just have to see it for what it is.

Here’s to being inspired by everyday things….

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Better Late Than Never

I have figured out in my mid thirties (is it really “mid” when I am 37?) that I am actually pretty creative.  It is something that I have always possessed, but for some reason or another I didn’t see it or believe in it.  It’s been quite a journey for me these past couple of years in opening that little box of creative inside of me.  That little box bursting at the seems full of ideas, thoughts and creativity.  That box sometimes likes to stay closed for fear of being discovered and maybe even judged.  What I have discovered is that I am my own worst critic; my own voice is what usually keeps the creativity from bursting out.  So, here in my “mid to late” 30′s, I have decided to let it out.  I have decided to place my judgment of myself on hold and to see what this little box of creativity has in it’s deepest corner’s for me.  I am not sure where this journey will take me, but I am sure that it will be worth the ride.  Join me.  :)


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