Firestarter: a moment of clarity

I actually left the house last night and went out. Without the kiddo. While I was listening to my friend's band play and scarfing a cheeseburger, I got more doodling done. I guess right now I have ditched trees for hills.

I actually left the house last night and went out. Without the kiddo. While I was listening to my friend’s band play and scarfing a cheeseburger, I got more doodling done. I guess right now I have ditched trees for hills.

Not sure how inspiring this will be, but I know sometimes it helps when I read something that sounds like it’s talking about me. So here goes…

If you’re been following my blog before this year, you probably noticed I haven’t been around much. A huge part of this is due to this pregnancy wearing me out waaay more than the last one. And now my darling husband has me brainwashed into actually taking naps when I am tired. The problem is, once I get down, I can’t get back up. So I’ve been slacking off when it comes to blogging and creating in general.

Besides being pregnant, I have also just been feeling mentally sluggish. Drama with friends and family, a job that is awful and trying to do everything all at once and all really, really draining. Add to that the ability to get a ton of good stuff on Netflix, and I pretty much have a giant pit of creative quicksand. The harder I try to get out, the more I get sucked in. But I think common sense and all the good reading about simplification are finally getting a good foothold in my brain.

Monday night, I stayed up painting a pony for my daughter. Really basic stuff, but fun. A really low-pressure, happy project. So, a perfect project. And when I woke up on Tuesday, I wasn’t just going through the motions of the morning, I was happy. Really happy. I didn’t care that I had to go into an office where I may get a sneak-attack hug from some woman I never talk to. I didn’t care that it was early. I was just in a great mood. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what’s going on.

I’m not going to beat this point to death, just share what I plan on for now. I am sticking with the bare minimum on housework. Not that I’m a super neat freak right now, but I could really let myself slide on some things. No one will die if they have to use a towel one extra day because I forgot to put in a load of laundry. Instead of trying to perfect our budget, clean and organize the house, make stuff and do a million other things, I have to make one thing priority. Besides my health, obviously. And I choose creating. Since I just incurred late fines for borrowing the Creativity Cure from the library and then bought my own copy, I had better use it. No time like the present. Now we will see if I can stay on task.

One thought on “Firestarter: a moment of clarity

  1. I like your plan. Health and creativity. That’s the important thing. May the dust remove itself with the whoosh of your creative energy and may the dishes find someone else to wash them!

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