I know this is the time of year when most people make “resolutions”. I truly have tried the whole New Year’s Resolution mind game, it really isn’t for me. My brain won’t allow me to make a list of things to achieve before the new year ends. That thought process is too defined, too restrictive, too much pressure on myself and too damn stressful. Nope, not for me.
I find that taking a periodic creative hiatus makes more sense. A mental vacation away from the norm in order to get those juices flowing. Sometimes it takes a few months and when I am really into myself, it has taken a year or more. I can describe it as a mental and spiritual sandblasting. An interal scrub of sorts. I get super quiet. I distance myself from most people. Think of 2017 Kanye West on his Wyoming mountain… I get it Kanye, I really do.
So, it is that time for me. I have been 2 years nonstop. After losing my dad, working, or working on working was what I needed to distract me from the greatest lose I have ever felt in my life. During that time I have launched a sewing school for kids, and rebranded my entire staffing agency Yes, of course I vacationed with family and friends during that time, but there was no real “me time” to recharge inspiration.
Recently my daughters reminded me that I do not function well without a creative outlet. “You need to paint, or draw or something Mom, seriously.” After I listened to their thoughts of me, we drove to the river and spent an hour shaking pecans from a very tall tree. (Love) The whole time “creative outlet” ricocheted through my mind.
I’m doing it…creative hiatus = creative outlet! Thanks girls! You know Mom so well! 💋❤.