I find myself lacking something lately, a creative outlet of some kind. I know that sounds odd being a writer and streamer, both of which I would classify as creative. They are work, work I enjoy, work I want to do more consistently, work I want to improve at, but still, work. I need a release that is more for me.
It is hard for me to sit down and think “maybe I should write just for pleasure” when a lot of my time is spent writing either for the blog or my other writing. It’s not to say I have never done that, I have a few stories that I know will never go anywhere that I work on from time to time just for fun, but it’s not really the same.
My yard has become a bit of the outlet for me. It’s nice to work on, and I like seeing improvement. The issue is I am stuck at this point with having to wait for what work I have done to show more signs of growth before I can really continue. There are some more projects I need to tackle, but I am nearing the “water and wait” phase.
So this leaves me searching for something to do. Something to get the creative juices flowing, but something that I can see results with faster than my yard, but isn’t really “work” like writing. In the past, I did bead art for awhile, and it’s something I should probably consider taking up again, but I also don’t know if that is what I am looking for.
I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s something that’s there that wants to be let out. Something that involves more getting my hands involved and actual labor. Maybe painting and fixing up some of the furniture we have. Perhaps finding things that would look good in our yard or can be used for plants and fixing them up myself. Maybe starting to collect bones again only this time do more with them, such as turn them into decorative pieces. Perhaps going on hikes and improving my photography skills. Maybe all of the above.
Either way, I can feel it nagging at me and feel the need for that release. I am going to start looking into these projects I can do and making it happen for myself. I hope it will actually help me with my writing because it will get those same juices flowing without wearing me out so that I feel like I can’t work.
If you have any suggestions, I am happy to hear them.