A day in which I don’t make a photograph, write a blog post, create some video, or engage in another act of creation is a day in which I feel I’ve failed and landed in a bad place.
Wednesday was such a day. After a frustrating day of computer problems and meetings, I had dinner with my family and then Jennifer and I went to an adults-only event at the local science museum. It was a lot of fun, but by the time we arrived home around 10pm I was tired and didn’t have the energy or time to make something. I checked a couple things quickly on the computer and got ready for bed.
And then I realized something was bothering me. After a couple minutes I identified the lack of much creativity as being that thing.
I grabbed my iPad off the nightstand, opened Byword, and wrote this post. And then that twitch was gone. I made something.
What happens when your creativity isn’t able to spill out?