To look at me today, you never would have realized there was any creating going on at all.
I spent hours and hours thinking, going over and over in my mind questions about what makes my heart sing, who I admire and why, interviewing myself, searching the corners of my mind for clues that will help tell me WHY I feel the need to create. I visited with friends on the internet taking the same class, comparing notes, encouraging each other to dig deep, trying to make sense of all of the conflicting thoughts. I talked to another friend on the phone – one going through the same class, but a very different creative journey and we bounced ideas off of each other and helped firm up plans for what we do next. I didn’t lift a paint brush, or even my knitting needles, and yet it was one of the most creative, and productive days I’ve had in a long time.
You’re probably going to get sick of hearing about my “Hello Soul, Hello Business” class, but it is pretty much dominating my life at the moment. The classes are intense, emotional, and pretty draining, so far, but I’m learning things about myself that will help me create a remarkable foundation for the business that will nourish my soul in this last quarter of my life.
It doesn’t sound creative at all. In fact it sounds like hard work, and it was. But some times it’s the stuff that doesn’t show, the stuff behind the scenes, that sets the stage for the beauty.
It was a pretty exhausting day. But it was a good day. A very good day.
Tomorrow? Tomorrow will be a different kind of productive. The kind where you have something to show for it. And I’m going to need that.