Creativity: Why Boredom is a Good Thing

But while I was stuck in my favorite spot in my living room, I had an idea for a new writing project. I didn’t have a ton of energy to act on it—I was too miserable to open a new document and begin writing. But I did have enough energy to let the idea roll around in my mind. I had enough energy to take a few notes in my journal. I had enough energy to email someone I trust to see if he has any book or article recommendations on the topic.

Would I have thought of this idea if I wasn’t sick and bored? Maybe. Maybe not.

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Creativity: A Days of Being Playlist

While I was working on my Days of Being project, I listened to this playlist over and over. All of the songs are sung by females because I wanted to hear the voices of women while I explored my own life and stories. I enjoyed having a list of familiar songs accompany me as I worked on this project. Now I have creative connections to these artists' work that didn't exist before I worked on Days of Being.

A List Of Days From The Past Week In No Particular Order (Number 6)

1. The day my kids went back to school and I sat in our quiet living room and drank coffee and sat some more and did a whole lot of work for my job and I received a rejection for a book proposal for a book of micro-memoirs and I wasn't very sad about my work being rejected but I was sad about feeling like there's no place for me in the Church because I am an oddball Christian who doesn't fit very well in boxes and I know other people feel this way too and somehow we should figure out a way to find each other.

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