If this is my midlife crisis, I’ll take it. I’ve been having a strong burst of creative energy over the last few months which has been slowly building. I’ve purchased a new, updated copy of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and the associated work book, I bought a guitar and software to help me learn to play (and boy do my fingers hurt!), I’ve started podcasting again (new episode last night!) and I even went out and bought a mixer and microphone to take my podcasting to a new level, and I am starting a new podcast (even registered a domain and have started work on the website for it as well as the plan for the show). This last project is one I’ve actually wanted to do for a few years now and am finally getting around to. I’ll post more about it when I am ready to go public. I need another month or so of setup and preparation (yes, it’s not just a sit down, turn on GarageBand and start talking, this one requires some planning and effort).
I am not sure where all of this creativity is coming from. But I’m glad it’s here and it’s happening. I actually think NaNoWriMo is the likely root cause. By forcing myself to do that, I discovered just how far I can go if I apply myself. And I realized that sometimes you just have to stop making excuses and sit down and get to work. And my whole life philosophy has shifted thanks to that happy discovery. Now I am making the time to do the things I truly love and it feels amazing. I cannot recommend it enough.