31 Days of Nurturing My Creativity
Welcome to my landing page for 31 Days of Nurturing My Creativity. If you want to see my posts for the month, jump to the bottom! There are also links to posts I’ve done previously about creativity.
Why I Am Doing This
Several months ago, I questioned whether I was doing enough to nurture my creativity. By the time I finished writing my post, I decided that I was doing better than I thought, but not as good as I wanted to be doing.
In September, I participated in the 30 Days of Lists. I posted a few of them to share, then realized that I’d rather spend that time working on my photography. I did my lists everyday in my paper journal and thoroughly enjoyed it. All that changed was I chose to not share it so frequently. Instead, I worked on my pictures every night.
My Vision (Because Everyone Needs a Quest)
I intend to continue this nurturing of my creativity for the next 31 days. Some of my posts might be simply the photographs I worked on that evening (with before and after examples), others will be longer as I record what is inspiring me or influencing my creativity.
It helps me to set out expectations when I start something. I can always adjust them along the way, but it helps me frame up a project and what I need to do to accomplish it.
My expectations are:
- It will focus me on my photography and writing
- My creativity will be nurtured and strengthened
- To continue with the routine of working every night doing something for my creativity (for more on how a routine makes it easier to get something done, check out Gretchen Rubin’s post – Why I Try To Do Some Things Every Day, Without Exception)
- To encourage my readers to nurture their own creativity, whatever it is
- To give my readers things to consider for their own application to their creative processes
- To practice nurturing myself with evidence of it
- To give me a body of work for my own future reference and encouragement
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I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com.
This looks like a great project, but we have vacation in the midst, the getting ready and all that, so I’m not even going to think about it. I’ll enjoy seeing what you do with it.
Thanks Patti. It will be interesting. My biggest challenge is not wanting to blog everyday. But there is some really good work out there from last year, so I thought I’d do it. I’m going away for a few days also and have to either write ahead or just skip a few days.
Have fun on your trip!
Thanks, you, too!
I can’t wait to play catch up….being more creative has been something I’ve wanted to embrace and not just “crafts”…lol…so I can’t wait to read what you’ve written.
Thanks for coming by! I hope you enjoy my 31 days. I look forward to yours also.
Looking forward to following along – good luck on 31 Days!
Thank you, Nicole. Same to you! Your first two posts are off to a great start.
Never seen a white spider – cool! (and cheers for your quest)
I took several hundred pictures of that little spider. It didn’t move and since I haven’t seen one before, I shot away to make sure I got everything I could! And thanks for the encouragement on my quest.
Writing things down does help to meet goals. I also agree that they can be adjusted. I plan to write a post soon about a goal I set and how it is about to become reality. I love that you are spending time on your photography. Have fun with the 31 days project.
Thanks (as always) for the encouragement on my photography and projects. I look forward to seeing your post. Over the years, you’ve shared your creative processes and time management. I always enjoy learning from you and how you get so much done!
This is such a lovely idea, I know you are going to love it and sure that you will feel more creative every day!
Thank you, Janaline! I’ve been pretty consistent with it through September and it’s really a nice way to end the day.