Well, I missed TT yesterday. I had an assignment that needed to be done and to tell you the truth my creative juices are not flowing.And yet I’m still creating. How can that be?
I think I have too many creative ‘shoulds’ in my life. As I was lying in bed last night I fell asleep wondering what would I be doing if I wasn’t blogging or planning a blog post, and what would I be doing if I wasn’t working on an assignment for my scrapping duties.
Don’t get me wrong – I love doing both and I’m grateful that I have these interests and am able to pursue them. There are some mornings I can’t wait to get up and get started on a project that was simmering while I slept–and I don’t expect things to change.
I just have this question lurking in the background lately when I’m doing a project–is this what I want to be doing?
I guess what it boils down to is that some days I’m on fire, and some days I’m just showing up. And showing up is good. I resolve to be content with that.
Today I’m going to show up and visit a friend with real problems.
Grace @ Sense and Simplicity says
I agree that showing up is sometimes all you have. I find just showing up sometimes gets my creative juices flowing again.
must be the autumn season that makes everyone step back and look at ‘what am i doing with my life?’
Viv (modifica) says
Sometimes we get burn out for a little while a break sometimes makes you come back stronger. I love your header so pretty..
Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) says
Is that your work area? The view is amazing and the desk is just the right size. Everyone seems to be at a crossroads lately. Hope you keep blogging; I so enjoy your posts.
You have a beautiful work space, Barb!
I can relate to this post. I have wondered if it’s the gray days that make you step back and reflect.
What a pretty space…it seems so calming. I understand what you mean about not feeling creative, that’s where I’ve been for so long.
RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker says
So beautiful. I think we all have feelings like that or I know I do and did.
Oh Barb! Your space is so beautiful and tranquil. Just keep doing the work….there is merit in that.
what is it about fall that makes us all so contemplative?? I have read so many blog-posts about this lately. But I seem to be like you, sometimes can’t wait to get started, other times, not so much. But I consider this my creative outlet and if I gave it up, what the heck would I do?? Great space for creativity!!