There is no on/off switch for creativity. Instead it is a place to nourish your way into. Fuel for creativity is about feeding all the senses, not just about what you see, it is about sparking all the senses so you feel alive! Hmmm, all good if all is well and good. Enter mid-life with all it’s additional stressors of teenagers and hormonal angst, and my own hormonal angst! A sense of my own mortality and the tipping point of mid-life and suddenly I am navel gazing, procrastinating and pondering what is life
I have many responses to your thoughtful words but primarily one of recognition. Of the transition period, and don’t we have many through our lives. For me I’m calling it my reboot, of myself and my long marriage. And, into the mix comes the very new role of grandmother. And it’s painful, tiring, exciting, unsettling, necessary, awe inspiring.And I recognise that I must tend myself by being alone more, taking short breaks with a friend, really seeing my boundaries and where they’ve been breached. I have hope, and the playfulness I’ve embraced with my creating is helping. I’m ditching responsibilities too, too many years being ringleader and plate spinner in this circus! Thank you for sharing and opening up a space for this response x
This is a beautiful text, and a valuable lesson. 😊 thank you!