And then things fell back on track. It’s been a few weeks of utter madness with all the travel and moving. Not that the entire ordeal is over. Not even close. Our situation is still transitory at best but at least there is a little stability for the time being. Although internet access is not stable I will try my best to keep things moving here on Cultivating Creativity. Thanks to you that take the time out of your day to ponder my thoughts.
There’s been a lot of reflection necessary in the intervening moments. It’s a big change finding ourselves back in the place we were a few years ago. The thing is, we aren’t the same people, nor is the place quite the same either. The transition to our home culture is going to take some time. The internet is pretty much the same wherever you go, but even that is a little piece that comes and goes.
Time to talk about writing again.
The other day I had a wonderful conversation with creator friend of mine. As creators, we have both struggled through the whole “this isn’t good enough” or “why would anybody want to consume my work”. Standard for the course.
We never think we’re good enough.
Thinking like that will freeze production and ultimately, improvement.
In order to improve, we must create, we must consume, we must discuss. We must.
I don’t know if what I’m doing is going to be of any value to anybody. I take that back. I know it sounds a little egotistical, but it is of value to me. Each day that I sit down and take that time to create is another day full of potential improvement. Sometimes it feels like madness, I don’t know what’s happening, things are getting out of control, who is this new character?, why did that happen?, well now that’s just going to end up changing the entire story. It’s part of the process. Forge ahead and learn from it.
Creating is not easy. Like any job, it can bring wonderful feelings of satisfaction and complete frustration. The good comes with the bad. In the end, we just can’t give up that which we have set out to do. Stick around and keep at it.
And the most distressing of all.
Because a true creation isn’t created until it is shared.