Monday, October 11, 2010


I've always considered myself a fairly creative person.

When I was kid I would spend countless hours cutting pictures and words out of magazines to make the perfect collage. I once spilled a whole set of paints on my bedroom floor while creating a masterpiece. I'm sure my mother could tell you more horror stories.

Well, as a kid that's great. But as an adult, how do you express your creative side while still managing your professional side? I've struggled with that and I've often found myself missing that side of me.

I'm taking steps to try and merge both worlds. By the end of this weekend I hope to have my craft room totally finished (I've been painting it for about three or four months now). I've always needed a space that was just for me and I'm very much looking forward to having it.

I'm also going to participate in the National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo for short). The concept is that you write like crazy for one solid month with the goal of at least a 50,000 word novel. You don't worry about editing etc, just get the ideas out there. I think it sounds like a ton of fun and I've often thought of writing a book. I guess now is an alright time to try.

I hope with this creativity I can start updating a blog that has long sat dormant. It was a blog I started during wedding planning to show off my projects. Well, who says it has to stay wedding related? I still create things and I still DIY so I'm going to try and get back into that as well.

So many ideas! Now I just need to stop working 60 hours a week.


P. said...

Good for you Jaime! I took a step in the right direction today too. I hope we both find the creative outlets we are looking for!

Art and Appetite said...

Sound great! Count me in, I need it too!