I feel like my creativity may be drying up. I don’t Blog so much any more. I don’t sew or make quilts. I don’t make cards. My creative side seems to be slipping away.
My days have become rather routine. I exercise and I practice the piano and I work on the trope for whatever upcoming Torah portion I am chanting. Although each of those things is productive, they are boringly repetitive and all done by myself.
My only creative activity these days seems to be cooking. Every week I deal with the challenge of using things we get in our CSA share so I don’t end up with a lot of rotting vegetables in the refrigerator. It’s a good outlet for creative juices, but once again I’m mostly on my own.
I’m certain I would be happier if I could figure out how to reclaim some other creative endeavors and find people to do them with. My whole life I’ve been fairly good at amusing myself. Being an only child gave me a lot of practice at that. But as I get older, I really want company.
I’m thinking of starting a sewing circle or an informal class in conversational Spanish or something that brings me together with like-minded people on a regular basis. I’m blessed with an abundance of time and enough money not to have to worry. It’s my own fault if I can’t figure out how to reclaim creativity!