Reveal Yourself - Creativity and Doing the Dishes
Creativity happens mid-air for me these days. It’s been a process of figuring out how to commit the time and make a space for writing in my days, and right now, I am winning.
Recently I wrote about the difficulties that I have had fully accepting my role as a mother. I was walking with a new friend and new mom the other day and she was asking me how long will it take to adjust to this new way of life. The good news is I think it gets easier every day. The other news is that, for me at least, I’m still mourning the phase of my life when there was ample time for creative projects and late nights without consequence and just more autonomy.
But that’s all glitter in the wind now.
These days, I scavenge the moments to write like a raccoon in the night. I don’t have a set time with nice light and music and a full view of the sky. I don’t have the luxury of waiting for inspiration. I have small children requiring my immediate attention. And it gets done. With lots of interruptions.
This used to (like last week) be endlessly frustrating to me. ARghhhh! I just want to finish this blog. But then I shifted my perspective towards kindness. Anything that I get done is better than doing nothing. And that low bar allows me to complete work and be nice to myself while I do it. And like I said, I’m winning.