Make a Creative Date!

see something new this weekend...


I took a workshop on creativity many years ago and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’m not sure if it’s because it was really fabulous workshop or because it was the first time since starting a family that I stepped out of my mom role and started to re-discover myself. It’s probably a combination of the two. 

One thing we  did over the 12 week workshop was to commit taking a creative date each week. The point was to go somewhere new and explore new experiences. It could be anything really. Shopping a flea market, seeing a play, going to a museum or sitting in a park. The payoff is a couple of hours to yourself to actually be present in the moment and to really “see” new things. This is when your creative mind opens up. A beautiful painting may inspire your next decorating project, a musical may get your soul dancing again and the park may clear your head of the day-to-day things so you can dream a little. 

I know… the house needs cleaning and you have things you need to do, but scrape an hour or two just for you, I promise you won’t regret it!  Tonight I’m going to a fun evening at the Senior Showcase at CCM (The University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music).  The creative energy within those walls is amazing! The next step for some of these kids is Broadway, so it’s going to be pretty special evening. So how about you? Can you find a couple of hours to explore something new? Have fun and let me know what you did!