My teeny winged friend
brings me young yellow roses
on a dismal day.
I hope you all had a wonderful month so far!
I didn’t complete all my goals, but that’s okay :). Before I share my diary log, let’s take a look at how creativity and health are connected.
I wasn’t surprised to come across an article about how a creative life helps our health. People feel happier when they create, are resilient, and are less anxious. It’s an exciting find for sure.
On a personal level, writing has filled my life with purpose and joy. I love learning about the craft and studying stories. My world is fuller because of the friends I have made in the #writingcommunity.
How has your artistic pursuit helped you?
Friday – I free wrote for around an hour and a half. Worked on worldbuilding questions and rethought some of my character arcs. Honestly, the best thing I did was unplug from the wifi :). I felt hopeful after my session.
Saturday – Reread the first 50 pages of my Celtic fantasy and added revision notes.
Sunday – Played around with a watercolor set and watched a few YouTube videos. I haven’t completed anything yet, but it’s a lot of fun 🙂
Monday – I received notes on my Bluebeard retelling and edited the first 50 pages 🙂
Tuesday – Revised five chapters of my Celtic fantasy. Made an Excel spreadsheet to track every scene in the novel.
Wednesday – I went to Irishtown Nature Park for the first time with my friend in the morning. Snapped some nature shots. Photography is a passion of mine, and I love nature. It’s a nice change from sitting at a desk.
Thursday – Wrote a poem and took some photos of the ocean.
These are just some examples. Every day won’t look like this. I might have just snapped a few photos or scribbled down a sentence on a WIP. I may have thought a lot about writing. It all adds up 🙂
I have family visiting next week, so I’m going to try and wake up earlier. Here are my goals:
How about you? I would love to hear about your creative pursuits from this past month:) ! What do you hope to accomplish next month?
Until next time,
How are you doing? Happy Friday! The weekend is near 🙂
Today I’m celebrating my 28th birthday. As I was driving to a local cafe, I started thinking about new goals for this year. I want to focus more on writing and other creative pursuits (crocheting, painting, candle-making, pottery, crafting, etc.).
That’s why I’ve decided to start a brand new blog series called The Creativity Diary 🙂
It’s so easy to say we don’t have any time to pursue our creative dreams. I know I did that a couple of years ago and still do depending on the week. I feel frustrated when a week or two goes by, and I haven’t done anything to further my creative journey.
I want to encourage you to chase after your dreams. You can start by making a small step forward.
Once a month, I’ll write up a post about how I did. I may share some interesting finds on creativity and ways to stay focused.
It will look different. Today I unplugged from the internet. I wrote in my journal and brainstormed ways to strengthen the plot in my Celtic fantasy. Maybe tomorrow I will work on my rag rug while watching an episode of a kdrama 😀
The goal is to pursue art every day, even if it’s something small 🙂 Victoria Schwab tweeted about how she doesn’t write every day but keeps the creative door open. I love that.
What about you :)? What are your creative goals for the week? Is there something you’ve been putting off? I’d love to hear below ❤
Until next time,