|My Current Mantra|
Today my creative energy is on o v e r l o a d.
It's verging on being uncomfortable to be honest.
I haven't practiced yoga for over a week now (my studio unexpectedly closed last week) and I think this lack of movement is contributing to my cluttered state of mind. On one hand, I love the overflow of ideas - they feel exciting and full of potential - but on the other hand, I feel like I need to go for a long, sweaty run while screaming and waving my arms like a bird in order to purge this built up energy.
I'm completely buzzing with creative ideas.
|My Morning Brainstorming Session From Bed|
I've been working on a creative project. My kindred soul friend Meaghan and I (and throw some Leanna in there, too) have been brainstorming the building blocks of a local creative business focused on bringing people together to connect with like-minded souls and workshop creatively. It's about leading experiences for people. It's about nurturing those parts of our lives that get pushed aside in order to pay the bills and work the 9-5.
This kind of offering is not new or unheard of. People are leading these types of workshops and retreats all over the place. The problem I have run into is that I cannot find this type of experience offered locally or even within the province of Ontario or within Canada!
So, why not start it on my own?
If I build it, will people come?
I don't know.
If I don't try, I will certainly never know.
|If I Could Be A Flower, I'd Like To Be This Very One|
I spend so much of my time surrounded by amazing people - the ones who feed my soul, who nurture my artist self, who encourage me. I have to remind myself, I didn't always have these people in my life. Had I been offered a spot in a creative community, I would have welcomed it with open arms. This type of experience did not exist for me.
Now that I feel pretty darn good about my tribes and my creative community, I can't help but want to share it on a local level.
|Finding The Beauty In The Everyday|
The bits and pieces are coming together. I'm trying to make the thoughts real by writing them down. I need to start a blog for this project and I'm looking at templates. Unfortunately, I'm not savvy enough to really create the look I would ideally desire. Part of the goal is to keep things relatively simple in the beginning and let the project grow at it's own pace. As an all-or-nothing minded person, I struggle with the middle grey areas. I'm learning there's a lot of magic in those tones of grey. I need to sit with them and stop indulging the voice in me that keeps telling me to push this project aside, give up on it, let the details bog me down, call it a failure before it even begins.
What I NEED to do is begin. Begin, begin, begin.
Trust my gut. Feel for the answers.
Cultivate, grow, expand.