I have been writing some posts that are more in tune with who I am, expressing feelings, and emotions. But after I write a in-depth post, it seems like my spark is gone. It’s not because I am uninterested in blogging more, it’s because I have these great expectations of myself, and I feel that after writing a post from the heart, that the following post should be equally well written, thought out, and expressed.
But it doesn’t always work that way.
In my mind creativity is a deep well, made with rounded, moss covered stones smoothed by numerous hands drawing water up from a old bucket.
It also has a cute thatched roof….but hey, let’s not get too deep here.
Sometimes the well is full, and the creativity [water] is plentiful. There is more then enough to drink. In other words create, and express myself. The words, and the images appear almost magically, creativity just flows.
Other times the well is low, and it must be portioned out just to sustain it. There isn’t enough water to create anything.
Expectations are good, they make us better at what we do, but how do we balance everything?
When life is stressful, or demanding there is a period of not feeling creative, or having the time and energy to do what we need to do to stay who we are.
I would love to know what you do to spur your creative streak, how do you balance it with the demands of life, family, jobs? How do you carve out that chunk of time to continue doing what you love?
I consider my creativity a well, now tell me about yours, what do you call it, and how do you keep it full.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams