CREATIVE TURNS WE DIDN'T PLAN FOR
I’ve always functioned on the belief that you should say yes first and figure out the logistics afterwards. [sound familiar?] And while this is a good rule, at some point you have to recognize when you’ve said yes too many times.
So far this year, I’ve said yes to lazy Sundays and a new gym membership. Yes to a pile of library books and backlogged episodes on Netflix. I’ve welcomed new creative projects, some personal and some professional.
There’s a planner sitting on the desk in our upstairs loft. It’s black and thin and perfectly ordinary. I bought it thinking it could manage my time better. I bought it thinking that it was my missing tool, that with it I could make more time for more things.
But planning forgets about real life. It doesn’t account for the days it’s pleasantly warm for February and it forgets Floyd hasn’t had a decent walk all winter. It schedules layout designs and post editing during an early Sunday dinner and doesn’t leave time for washing dishes with your sweetie.
Still, while I wasn’t following the plan, I thought about Always- Jo and where she’s headed and more importantly, why I haven’t felt compelled to write to you.
I had tons of ideas and made lists to keep track of my lists about potential post topics. When it was time to write, the words were slow and the tone a bit too… hyper. With each post I was reaching for that “blogger voice,” the one that is excited and instructional and has it all together.
But, I didn’t recognize the voice behind the page. It wasn’t how we would talk if you finally stopped over to the house and we spent the morning enjoying a drink on the porch, chatting and catching up.
So, we’re taking a creative turn.
I’m going to change what this space is, what it says about me and my home [hint: new vibe]. And hopefully, along the way I’ll solidify what it means to you and how it contributes to your daily routine.
Thanks for always sticking around.