Spring cleaning is not my favorite task – not my jam. I give cleaning a lick and a promise. While I keep things pretty tidy, I am not a deep cleaning sorta gal. I’d rather hire it out. But I’m in between house cleaners right now, so I’m voted into doing it. So ya do what ya gotta do.
I’d much rather work on a creative project. Spring is the time of renewal and rebirth – the gardens are blooming, and new growth is everywhere.
It’s a great time to actually work on that project, that one you’ve been noodling about all winter. Yes you still have plenty of time to get out into the garden or outside for long walks around the neighborhood to see other people’s gardens.
So my creative effort, in process – in the writing stage – is my workbook, the companion to my book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation. It seemed the logical next step, but it took me some time to figure out how I wanted it to look. Now the writing has been pouring from my pen.
My Creative Process
I hand write my first draft, just like I hand write my morning pages and my journal. I seem to have more of a connection to the creative part of me when the pen slides along the page letting the words pour out. It also feels like I’m connecting with my higher self and having the words appear on the page.
Most times when I sit down to write, I sit down and write. No hesitation, little fear of the proverbial blank page. Then at some point I’ll read aloud what I’ve written and capture it on video to then have it transcribed so I can edit a typed version.
Yes, it takes time. But anything worth doing does take a certain amount of time.
What’s On Your List?
What about you? What creative project have you been thinking about: Sewing the grandkids Easter outfits; painting a picture or a room; knitting a sweater or scarf; scrapbooking an adventure?
What creativity is bubble up from inside? Maybe you just thought about it or have been dreaming about doing it for a while. Now is the time to start, it will be fun – anything to avoid dusting!
If you’re having trouble thinking of something, take a walk and reconnect with the creative you. Maybe it’s been buried for a while – dust it off and breathe new life into it – after all it is Spring. If you’re stuck, hit reply or book a call here and let’s chat.
To Happy Creating…
P.S. You can get my book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation here.