Coupla three things I’ve gotta come clean on here…
While the Creative Every Day challenge has inspired me to be more active in using my creative side, it has also caused me to not stay authentic to myself.
You see…I pledged this year to spend A WHOLE LOT LESS money on STUFF. Our lives are being controlled by our stuff and I want that to stop. Now that I’m ‘creating’, I’ve felt justified in going out and buying thrifted / second hand things to ‘repurpose’.
But that just isn’t sitting right.
My ‘repurposing’ is not going to take another priority spot in my life and take me down a path of un-authentic living. It’s just not.
So…today I repledge to not be buying ‘stuff’ to clutter up our home and our life.
Second come clean…
I’ve never had trinkets. I don’t collect anything. I don’t understand the point of things that don’t have a point. (that’s just my INTJ personality..!)
So, I’ve had fun making ‘things’….but I don’t know what to do with those ‘things’.
I’ve got to stick to what is truly me and repurpose things which will have a useful life afterwards….not just something else to add to the clutter.
Third come clean…
What this new creativity stream has done for me is made me realize that I have never taken much time to stop and appreciate beauty. I don’t have a favorite mug. I don’t have a favorite corner to curl up and read in. I just have never spent alot of energy on those kinds of things.
I think I need to.
I think I need to see and appreciate the beauty in everyday things, in everyday people and in everyday circumstance. I need to see those things for what they are and what they bring to me…I need to appreciate the little things.
Perhaps for me, that is going to be my most creative task every day…to simply stop, see, smell, appreciate.
There is beauty and creativity all around me. And I had nothing to do with it.