Creativity…who would have ever thought it would be so tiring but when you have mind like mine, it surely gives you a workout. From the time I wake to the time I lay my head down to go to bed, which I have to make myself do 90% of the time, I am creating something.
As a child I loved to make crafts of any kind, read books, make edibles and even “play edibles”, like mud pies decorated with berries and flowers. I also made clothes and hair adornments, which I would sew by hand because I didn’t have a sewing machine. It’s funny how years later I am still doing the same things, except now, I have taken it to another level.
I recently purchased a serger to accompany my sewing machine and this is something I’ve dreamed about my entire life. I’ve been practicing the stitches and various techniques and put in an order for some beautiful African inspired fabric and I feel like I am ready to take on the world.
In addition to the list of things I do, I also knit and crochet. I am a techie and love the world of logic puzzles, AKA computer programming, which is how I make a living. So for 8 hours a day Monday – Fri I am working on websites, databases, web servers, technical and non-technical. When I’m not at my day job I am working on my own website, helping others with their websites and/or code issues, testing out a new recipe creation or new food idea, sewing, making jewelry, gardening and whew the list goes on.
What do I do to relax? Well I crochet, knit, read, draw, write, color, go in my garden and plant/repot or just admire what is growing or sometimes just watch a movie or tv series.
I try to spend some time everyday crocheting/knitting, even when I don’t have an order because it relaxes my mind at the same time as allowing me to create. I feel like I must create! I must and no one can tell me otherwise. Why must I create? Because if I don’t my mind is racing with ideas and I feel like I am going to implode. A bit dramatic yes but that is how I feel. My heart races, my mind races with the ideas and possibilities swirling inside my head. Most of the time, I end my day by making myself lay down and go to sleep because I have to get up bright and early and do it all over again…I cherish my weekends but as you all know, they go by way too quickly.
And this…. is why creativity is my drug 🙂