Creating can be messy but it’s worth it.

A few years back Lisa asked me contribute to this blog.

I had no clue as to what I would write about but I figured why the heck not?

I thought it would be a good way to give back to the community, while at the same time wondering if anyone would actually read what I have to say, and does it still count as giving back if no one reads a word of what I write?

I decided that it did, and while I wouldn’t go as far as saying that I’ve been consistent in sharing my thoughts (more like consistently inconsistent) I do enjoy it and every once in a while, I bust out the log in and work on something to submit.

Back in May I started to prepare a post in WordPress.

I didn’t realize at the time that Lisa could read the drafts if she hit the right button. So I was surprised when I got an email from her regarding the post I was working on, she commented that it was funny and should she post it as is? Despite being slightly mortified that she could read my words in process (and by process I mean me pretty much barfing all the words onto a page before rearranging them into something one may or may not be able to decipher) I had a good laugh and had a moment of gratitude that people can’t see into my brain process like that. Lisa’s little bit of accountability gave me the nudge to finish the post sooner than I might have. (Better done than none I figured.)

It was also a good reminder that when you feel inspired to create you should create because you never know when what you put out there will resonate, make someone smile, or inspire someone in some way.

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Getting messy with 5 year old creative, Rowan Petrie, who not only inspired us, but had us in hysterics while sharing her pavlova decorating gifts on New Years Eve.

So, what are you creating?

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