Be Indirect

Organization is a great thing.  It helps us be productive and to use our time wisely.  Like a well organized kitchen allows us to have everything we need at our fingertips so that we can be inspired to create masterpieces rather than spend too much time and energy just trying to find things, organization can help us to be creative by saving us time and making the time we have focused on creation rather than preparing to create. … Details

Feed Yourself

Some of us forget to do it. Others are taught that somehow all the doing for others is supposed to magically get it done.  In the end, we need to remember what we tell every small child with enough dexterity to pick up a Cheerio, feed yourself. … Details

Planting Too Deep

Being creative seems to me to be a bit like planting.  Some projects need a really specific situation with lots of preplanning and just the right combination of elements in the right order to make them flourish.  Some are set it and forget it, then need lavish care once they come into the light of day. … Details

Not Knowing

One of the scariest things in life is not knowing.  Not knowing how things will turn out, not knowing if you’ll succeed, not knowing if you’ll be able to actually do it, not knowing if you’re going to survive…The unknown can be absolutely terrifying because it can be anything. … Details

Scared of the Word Interesting

From Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert “Sometimes I think that the difference between a tormented creative life and a tranquil creative life is nothing more than the difference between the word awful and the word interesting. Interesting outcomes, after all, are just awful outcomes with the volume of drama turned way down.… Details

Claim Yourself

Life requires us to prioritize.  These things over here are more important, those are time critical, this is necessary to make sure we have the necessities for survival, that will keep the peace, and all of this other stuff will just need to wait until we can get to it. … Details