“I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions that I had when I was younger.” ~Marc Almond
Hard to believe this was Kat two years ago, easily distracted with flying, crumpled library receipts, fallen pens and pencils (her doing – in failed attempts to get to one of the desk tops), and whatever her brother, Kit was up to.
She has taken a different approach lately and Kit has taken to jumping on my lap or between me and the screen, or worse, getting between my hands and the keyboard. It makes for some interesting typing.
My distractions are probably the same in number, different in depth. There’s still work and school (creative, not academic-yet) and time with family – NEVER a bad thing.
I read on a site about the debate on who is easier to teach – kids or adults. It’s almost a non-question, many said and I agree: it depends on the topic, the motive and the purpose for parties involved.
S.K. Nicholls had a great post about beloved books. The timing was perfect, given that the newly formed writing group, Eastside Writes, partnering with the artists in the area, hosted an event about writing about your favorite children’s book.
I had planned to attend, mind spinning about with ideas and remembrances. Instead, I let work claim my attention (catching up on month end reports, etc.), followed by sleep. Did this mean I didn’t go and learn what the course had in mind?Yes. Do I feel a bit guilty. Yes. Followed by no, knowing the priority of needs. But I digress.
I have discovered that I have allowed myself to play more, to discover more, to write more and to be more creative. More explanation to follow later….
As you wake up to each new day, with the quickly passing months and new years to the birthday celebrations, what have you discovered?