I have been creatively lost lately. I have had no desire to create things. I turned 26 last weekend, and I haven't made a list for 26.
I've been spending a lot of my energies on organizing my life. Decluttering. Cleaning. Trying to simplify. It is a hard process and something that I am not naturally very good at. Perhaps there is a feeling that if I can streamline my life there will be more energies for living a creative life. Perhaps I feel that if I declutter enough, there will be more space in my life for the things that make my heart sing.
I have decided to not make a list of 26. My goals and priorities seem to change so much throughout the year, that by April I feel like I have to rush and cross all these things off a list that doesn't inspire me anymore.
Here is my 25 list and what I managed to accomplish.
1. improve my 5k time
3. explore a new city
7. make salad dressing from scratch
8. Take a staycation
9. Get a design *out there*
11. do yoga daily for one month
18. clean out my closet
19. screenprint something
21. draw a self portrait
23. ride a bike
24. live with less
25. grow something – I did grow something. Mould, but I don’t think that counts.
I did get inspired enough to make this little birdy stamp this week. And I'm quite smitten with him. And my heart sang.
For now, I'm happy with that.