I made it for a second post!
This week overall has been a week of learning. I’ve had to have a lot of big and sometimes difficult conversations, but they’ve all been conversations that have really taught me things about myself and the way I approach situations. A good setting up for the rest of the year.
I’ve pretty much got over my illness from last week, and have been getting back to normal. I even managed a lot of social time this week. All my supplies for papercutting arrived earlier in the week, so I’ve been doing a bit of practising with that before I start an actual project. Hopefully I’ll get some pictures sorted out for next week to document my process.
I spent one evening this week having a really great conversation about creativity. I struggle a lot with wanting to be perceived as creative, and the constant struggle to do whatever is “right” in order to achieve this. The conversation I had got me thinking about what it means to be creative, and has made me shift my focus a little. I think I finally understand that being creative is not necessarily being “good” at creating, but instead is literally just creating. How did I not realise this before?? It seems so incredibly obvious, but I definitely have been really caught up in doing things well rather than just doing things.
So I’ve been taking that lesson and just applying it to everything I do. It’s really important to just show up for stuff. Because when you show up and start doing, that’s when you get better. I’ve been combining that lesson with being a bit easier on myself as well. I haven’t had as much spare time this week, but I’ve been trying to keep up with my yoga practice as often as I can, and making time today to sit down and write this blog post.
Have an excellent week, happy mid-way through January!