It’s ‘Five minute Friday’ time! It’s inspired by Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama. The idea is that you write for five minutes flat on a topic, without worrying about whether it’s right or not. It’s kinda fun! Check out others’ interesting 5-minute posts on the topic by clicking on the button below.
I was thinking about the creative process and how to go about getting unstuck when one is stuck on what to write.
There’s a quote from Anne Lamott which has spun around my head all week, ‘sometimes you’re not blocked, you’re empty.’
I have all these ideas for blog posts at the moment but not the creative energy to write them – I’ve lost my impetus somehow. I feel like maybe I am empty. It’s not writing I need, I need some life! I need some living!
I haven’t left the house in 3 weeks, and I think I am starting to feel it. Tomorrow I think I will go to the sea.
We live five minutes away from the sea. It is such a gift to see its vastness, hear the gentle slap of the bigness of the waves, its unrelenting rhythm. It reminds me that the world is bigger than these four walls, the visitors I have, my blog stats and readership…
My lack of creative energy reminds me I have a creator whose imagination is so great that he made the oceans and filled it with sea creatures (that I then learn interesting facts about on animated Children’s TV.)
I don’t need new ideas, I just need a fresh perspective.
Tomorrow I will see the sea, and then see how things look after that.
Over to you:
- What things revitalise you when you’re short on creative energy?