We all have dreams. Ideals. Goals. Some of us are fully aware of them, and to others of us they may appear less obvious. We can spot them as we say, “When I retire I will ___________.” Other times they can be found through our “three-, five-, and ten-year plans.” Whether we describe them specifically […]
In the spirit of our creative endeavors meshing with our life situations, consider prioritizing. How do we balance the two? Mesh [mesh]; synonyms: combine, connect, coordinate, dovetail, harmonize, engage, interlock, muddle, snare, tangle, twist . . .
We all have personal interests. They are our creative outlets, our down time, a way that we re-balance. Some of these are easily identifiable: writing, painting, playing an instrument, throwing pottery… We name these “Arts.” Others are less obvious: cooking, puzzles, reading, gaming… We label these “Hobbies.” What we call them doesn’t matter. What does […]
It’s easy to undervalue our interests. We think we have to master a skill, have actual talent, in order to own it. That if we’re dabbling, playing with something — for fun! — our interest is not yet ready to be declared. So here’s another creativity exercise for us to keep the plasticity in our brains […]