Resistance to create

I have a confession, I’ve struggled with this for years.  I’m responsible and a big girl and I know what is important.  I have my list of things to check off and I need to be about what is of real worth and for years creativity wasn’t that.  I would feel guilty about wanting to do something for fun.  What I didn’t realize was that it was life giving.  It would fill me up when I would allow myself to do it for 15 minutes that 15 minutes of work wouldn’t do.  So I’d step over it, I’d step around it, I would think I’ll get to it, when I have a moment and I’ve caught up I’ll do it, but honestly it rarely happened because I would never plan it.

This year I began to be mentored, by my art teacher and good friend, Joan Moody and she had me examine my struggles with giving myself permission to create.  A strange thing happened as I began to create on a regular basis (even if it was just a few minutes a day) I began to feel happier.  I began to enjoy life more.  I began to feel more fully Kathy.  Surprise, surprise, surprise.

I have a jar of art quotes and I take out one a day to read.  Yesterday I read this one…”We confess, We have left undone those things we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.”  Could it be that you could set aside a few minutes today to do something that will bring you life…art, writing, looking at beauty, reading, playing music, crocheting, etc and could it add to your life?  Set the timer for 15 minutes and see what happens…I double dog dare you!

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