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?