It was Maya Angelou who said” You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
When I began on this path coming up to four years ago, it didn’t seem so. Perhaps I would over share my precious resource? Maybe I would bore myself and everyone else with my excitement at the beauty I was finding the ordinariness of my surroundings?
Rest assured this is not what has happened and so it is unlikely ever to happen to you either. Instead of running out of creativity I have found that my energy and focus has increased over time. I sometimes have to look back at my first post to remind myself how far I have come.
And yet there are a lot of challenges. I am now 60 and I sometimes look ahead and wonder how exactly I am going to find enough time to complete what I am setting out to do? How can I use the time I have most efficiently? How I can earn enough to support the plans I am hatching?
So I am here drawing mind maps and lists. Instead of shrinking my inner life I am growing it. Instead of winding down my effort I am revving up! My mind will blow right out of my head or something one of these days!!
At the beginning of 2014 I chose the word Pilgrimage. I went on a bit of a wander, both internally and externally. I both travelled out there beyond my comfort zone and yet I have locked myself up in this room and worked. Now I know where I am going next.
I am beginning to hear a new word being spoken in my head and my heart and soul seem to be listening and perking right up…….
windrock studio says
love these soft tones & rain drops … wishing all great things for you on this beautiful, creative journey.
Thank you so much hon, sure I'm loving it!!
Gotham Girl says
You have shared every word and thought that I feel. That's why I love following your journey…you're by "big sister" in this creative world…giving me such inspiration! I am so eager to learn about your new word for 2015. I've never been one to really embrace a word…but you're beginning to change my mind. xo
Catherine you have used one of my favorite quotes here that inspires me…and I don't see your incredible talent drying up ever. Like you I have a new word speaking to me that will be my inspiration this year. And like you I too am planning and wondering how I will accomplish all I want to do…I cannot wait to see what adventures you take us on and I await all the beauty only you can create.
Judith Kimber says
Gorgeous images! And such an inspiring thought for all of us…