The internet is full of info on how to stoke your creativity and get over writer’s block. But what if life is your block? One of my friends shared an article recently about how our busy lives are stifling creativity. I agree.
There’s the daily grind busy-ness, then there’s the soul-sucking kind of busy-ness that makes you feel like the crusty leftovers on the casserole dish at the end of the day.
We move every two to three years. Each move has its challenges, but the moves back to the States are the hardest because we’re on our own for almost everything.
We just finished one of those moves. During all the house hunting, paperwork, and pre-packing, my brain was so mired in minutiae that the to-dos just took over and exiled my creativity to a deep, dark place. Nothing I tried could coax it out.
I finally had to give myself permission to do what I could do instead of beating myself up for what I couldn’t do. Such as: Continue reading