The need to create

Freyja Shawl One of the most stressful times for me is when I can’t seem to accomplish anything.  I’ve known this for years, but only recently did I recognize that this is not about accomplishing, but about the need to create.

I’m not sure where it comes from, but I need to make things that I can point to and say “I did that.”  It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a meal, or a website, yarn, socks or a shawl, or even an in-game mail.  But it has to be something that *I* did.  Not something that I organized, or helped other people to obtain, but something that I can say that I did.

Sitting and working on a yarn project, or cooking dinner, or brewing some beer .. they all help me to de-stress.  I’ve got plans of creating for the Thanksgiving holidays.  I’ve got a gift that I’m working on for a dear friend, charity crochet, brewing and food all planned.

Now that I’ve recognized this need, I make a point every day to try to create something.  We’re home cooked food more now, and there are 3 current projects in progress.

I’m spending less time on the computer and playing games.  I still do enjoy them, but my self needs the joys of creation to be happy, and putting time aside for that takes time away from the computer.

After watching a marathon of Dr. Who, and now writing this post … Now, it’s time to create.

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