The sky is no longer cobalt blue in my little corner of the world today – grey and overcast with enough rain to stop the washing from drying but not really enough to give my new native garden a decent drink.
The lawn has been dug up and the plants planted – the garden has been started but there is still a lot more work ahead. I’m hoping for heavier rains soon just to ensure that everything gets established and well watered before we lay mulch.
Inside my creative space is finally looking much better than it did at the beginning of July. What started as a project I thought I’d finish in a day turned into an epic crusade in establishing organisational systems… nothing as fancy as that sounds – really just trying to do the job properly so that it doesn’t get so out of control again. All neat and tidy the room has a beautiful energy. Known by all in the house as “the grey room” it is my special place to hide away and create.
Two achievements, kick starting the native garden and finishing organising the grey room, I thought would have motivated me onwards and upwards to higher echelons of creativity and yet here I find myself today feeling all blah! I’ve been feeling blah since Sunday. Cranky, whingey, teary … blah! I haven’t really felt much in the mood to create much at all. So today I have given myself permission to do nothing. To achieve nothing… a goal free day. Absolutely nothing on the list. Doing nothing isn’t even on the list because the list doesn’t exist. There are no goals. If I accidentally do something it doesn’t matter – I won’t have failed at doing nothing because I’m not even setting the goal of doing nothing. Does that make sense?
Perhaps tomorrow I’ll be beyond blah and if I am re-charged and motivated then that box on the floor near the ironing board is filled with my works in progress. It looks like there is a lot there – but really there isn’t. There are some repair jobs in that box including a jacket that just needs one button resewn. I’m not planning to do it today because there is no plan. There is only nothing.
To actually be inspired by some creativity head on over to Kirsty’s place… you’ll find lots of something there!