I need to create every day.
It’s one thing that keeps me sane. With the moving, the packing, the unpacking, the chaos, the changing schools, and the research for the next place we’ll live, the countdown that starts the moment we arrive, I definitely need something. And so, I sew. I have yet to venture into making clothing. I make quilts.
Over the past couple of weeks I haven’t been sewing as often as I want to, as often as I need to. And I realized that not sewing has caused me to sit more often (and I’ve read all about how sitting is bad for a person’s health so I know this isn’t a good thing). Sewing has me moving around a lot more. I suppose going to the park, and the beach, and for a walk of course counts in the grand scheme of things. I mean I’m not sitting all day long. But I have been thinking about how much more active I am when sewing. It doesn’t sound like it would be that way, since you sit at a sewing machine and all.
I often think of my creativity in a long timeline. What I create today is going to build toward this purpose down the road, or it is going to be used in something further down the road. Being creative every day also gets the ideas out of my head. I think getting things out just allows something more to bloom.
The first step to creating every day is to just start doing something. What are you working on today?