I went on a number of countryside and forest hikes in my first two weeks away from the keyboard, which was very refreshing. There even were a lot of ripe blueberries in the forest! I have never seen so many in the Netherlands.
Then a few days ago I was at a wedding where one piece of story stuck with me. I’d like to share my version of it with you here, because, if you’ve been feeling like being creative in the midst of Everything Else is an uphill battle… this might be a nice way of looking at things.
If you feel any creative inclination, you might have a dream that you aspire to that represents a highlight of success. Publishing a novel. Creating a business that pays the bills. Performing in a theatre.
You start to take steps, tiny steps, and things will start to happen.
You are climbing the creative hill. But like any hike, you need to watch your step. And sometimes you stumble on a loose rock. It’s normal. But as long as you have friends around you, the journey is much more enjoyable. Plus, they can grab hold of you when you stumble and prevent you from falling down.
If you already achieved a first highlight, usually, next dreams will pop up. What if you could have a tour in another country? Build your business out so that it not only pays your bills, but also enables you to help save the environment? These highlights are so shiny that you can’t wait to get over there at the top!
But there is one thing that you shouldn’t forget…View full post…