Okay, so I didn't get away with taking over the fort all to myself but I wasn't joking when I told you that I would be using the fort that my husband built last week for my creative escape. And if yesterday and the day before were days of creative constipation and blockage, today was
Poop of a Day!
Wow! Creative energy and inspiration was flowing like never before. My three kids and I spent the entire day making messes, creating, coming up with ideas, reading, writing, and "being" with our imaginations. It was the most colorful, calm (but messy), "ideas flowing" day I've had in...well...ever!
As soon as I started decorating the walls of in "my fort", my kids were very intersted in making the fort theirs too. So we spent the afternoon claiming our walls, making signs, drawing pictures, painting and getting lost in our creativity!
You might be asking yourself:
"Is she seriously going to spend time in that fort?!"
In fact, I plan to have my coffee in there every morning while I write, or read. It is quiet, inspiring, warm, cozy, and I feel focused on what I'm doing as opposed to being distracted by everything and my kitchen sink (literally since it is full of dishes). It is my place as writer, athlete, dreamer and learner. I'm so stinking excited about it.
We set up some rules about the Creativity Fort:
- It is a quiet, sacred place for reading, writing, creating, and being with our thoughts.
- Not a place to play with friends. If a friend is over and they use it for reading or quiet time then that is allowed but only if it is respected.
- No touching our playing with the things on each others' designated wall.
- RESPECT the space and keep it nice.
Now my husband is home after being gone for three days and I am heading out on a nice and easy run! Hoping to come back with more inspiration and direction for all the ideas I have flowing.
|My oldest daughter's wall.|
I truly and whole heartedly am convinced that when we allow ourselves to create in whatever way that means for us (writing, cooking, gardening, decorating, etc.), we energize our life in other areas. For myself, it is tremendously important for me to nurture my creative spirit. This helps me as athlete, mother, writer...self.
So, again, I challenge you to find your creative spirit. Find someting, even if it is small, that gives your life a spark and gets your creative energy flowing. Even if it is painting your finger nails! I can almost guarantee that it will charge another area of your life. Even Running.
Happy Weekend! Good luck Racers! Who is racing this weekend??