I have always fancied myself a creative person but ever since I went back to work I have struggled to find that part of myself. I sat down with my daughter to paint the other day and I was blank. I couldn’t find a single stroke to put on the canvas. Madison looked at me and asked why I wasn’t painting. “I have nothing” I told her. “As much as I want to paint I simple can’t find any inspiration to put onto the canvas.”
“That is because you have forgotten how to dream” she responded.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Well ever since you went back to work you have your head filled with work stuff. All you think about is work and bills, and the house. When you fill your head with that there isn’t any room for dreaming. If you can’t dream, you can’t create.”
You know I really don’t remember the last time I had a dream. Such wisdom from a young mind.
So now it is time for me to find my creativity again. It is a part of me that I love and don’t wish to lose. I am challenging myself to do something creative everyday for the next 365 days! It doesn’t have to be something phenomenal it just has to be something.
So today is the first day of my challenge. Do you think coloring my hair would be considered creative? Okay I may be stretching it a little. So instead I have baked today. A coffee cake and brownies…creativity in the kitchen. It isn’t much but it’s a start.
As for tomorrow let’s see what I can come up with.
I challenge you to join me in the creative challenge. Get in touch with your creative side and share your accomplishment with me. Don’t let the best part of you get lost. You know the famous saying….use it or lose it!
Who knows….maybe I can even start dreaming again!