Creativity in September

Those of you who have been reading this blog closely might have realized by now that I’m doing a terrible job of following the order of goals I set out for each month. I’m a little neurotic, so I feel somewhat guilty about that. But on the other hand, I’m a big proponent of allowing yourself to procrastinate work with other work. If nothing has a looming deadline, why force yourself to do it in a specific order? Whatever keeps you productive and doing work instead of slacking off is what you should be doing.

So, this month, I decided what I really want to be doing is working on my creative projects. Partly, I feel a little overwhelmed with the idea of meeting new people- I’ve already got a lot of new activities that I started within the last few months (boxing, Magic, my Pathfinder campaign) and am having difficulty keeping up with all of them. I also feel like I’ve been doing nothing with my free time. Some people feel great about themselves when they spend all day doing nothing. I am not one of those people.

Last night, I had a few hours of free time and I couldn’t figure out what to do with myself. I didn’t really feel like reading or playing my computer game- my go-to’s of the last few months. I thought about doing other activities, but it was hard to start them. I just lacked the motivation. And I was really frustrated about this! I want to be the kind of person who does creative projects in her free time.  I really do enjoy them, once I start, but sometimes I find it really hard to start.

Thus, I’m hoping to boost my motivation for my creative projects this month by making it my monthly goal!

Here are some specific goals:

-Do something creative at least once per day

-This month, finish my Alaska trip scrapbook

-Write at least one short story a week

-Apply to that Ohio creative writing contest

-Do at least one creative project I wouldn’t ordinarily do

-Get my shutterfly stuff before the end of the month (figure out what projects I want to do with photos, make photobooks for mom and dad)

-Get ahead on my Pathfinder campaign

 

Looking forward to updating you on my creative projects later on and sharing ones that turn out well!

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