Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The cure for what ails ya. . .

I have been in a rut. A long creative sucking as well as soul sucking rut. There are many things that contributed to it.

One of the major things is: I let myself stop writing and creating. I also let the stress of my life overwhelm me. Needless to say I sat here feeling empty and wondering why.

I am actively doing something about it.

A few days ago, I stumbled upon a site where there were many pictures of wonderful things. Places and things that stir the imagination and soothe the soul. I browsed the site for hours writing down things I saw that inspired me. It was then that I realized that I am a creator regardless the medium. I must create to be happy.

I used to love to cook from scratch yet lately it has been a mundane chore because I had to. I love to sew but the blankets and things I made for Eli were because I had to. I love to draw but have had no time, caught up in the mundane world of life. The same goes for writng.

This little sight stirred emotions and a desire to create that havn't been present in years and I walked away feeling as little refueled. Granted not completely whole again but now I knew what and why.

I have forgotten how to take true personal quiet creative time for me.

This is going to change starting this week. :)

It's time to dust off those teacups I collect, and have a creative brainstorm session that gives me a list of things to make and create that makes me happy.

What about you guys? What creative outlet do you have that makes you happy?


Don said...

I get out my ukulele and play. Fortunately my family enjoys this, so it's a win-win all around.

Speaking of win, you were one of the Bumpy Landings Teaser winners! I just need your address to send off your chocolates.

That should help get you out of a rut.

Angie said...

Good for you, Michelle! I know how you feel. That happens to me after a new baby too. Good luck! I hope you feel better soon.

Shari said...

Hooray for creativity! I used to paint, but the last few years I have developed a love for writing that had been lying dormant for a very long time. And there is always playing the piano. That soothes my soul like nothing else can.

Amie Borst said...

OMGosh! Didn't you just have a baby?? You need to give yourself time to chill and not worry about anything other than snuggling with your little one!

When the time is right, you'll get back into the swing of things.

To everything there is a season, my friend. :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

You tease, Michelle! You ought to share that wonderful and inspiring sight with us! Grrr >(

My creative outlet is pure writing without the worries of being published. Why do I say that? Because there are no time stamps to my creativity and I get to work at it as a sculptor does her marble. One sliver at a time.

Also, drawing. I love to draw. I love seeing what my capable hands can do. (Along with crocheting)

One more thing. Dancing and singing may not be very creative as drawing and writing is, but it creates an sense of composure for me. ;P

Thanks for making me dig into myself. I love sharing my thoughts with ya.

~Elizabeth :)