You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou
Whoa!!! So the plan is to write morning pages, maintain a daily blog, read at least an hour a day, facilitate two weekly intern seminars, teach an afterschool program of creative word and number play twice a week, alternate exercise classes with mindful walking, and begin gathering stories for my new writing project.
So this week I add the two intern seminars to my schedule of morning pages, a daily blog, an exercise plan and reading, and I’m already behind. Except in a good way. I’m excited. I carry a notepad with me everywhere now, so I can jot down the ideas that come to me in the car, the shower, exercise class, the grocery store, the walk, the meetings, and the Toyota waiting room. Breathe, Laura. This is a good thing.
My computer should be ready early next week and I’ll begin visiting interns’ classrooms–an alternative remedial reading class and a high school biology class. One of the books I’m currently reading, Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch, tells of her plan to read a book a day for a year and by the first week she’s sounding rather overloaded. Breathe, Laura. This is a good thing.
I am amazed at the creative energy that is pulsing through my once overwhelmed self.
I’m signing off now. There’s tilipia in the refrigerator to be turned into fish tacos and a stack of books that needs to go back to the library. Wonder what ideas will spark from those two activities?