Creative Endurance (or what I learned from making tea)

I was having lunch with a friend recently and she asked if I had added anything new to my website, to which I replied..."Nope." I described to her how my inspiration works and what happens (or doesn’t!) when my inspiration goes on vacation. Later that day, I met up with another friend at a coffee shop that sells one of my favorite teas! I had been craving these flavors for weeks and had been intending to make a cold version of that tea to keep in my fridge. The next day, I went to the store at 9am determined to make this tea once and for all! It was so simple to make, so tasty, and now I can have it whenever I want!

Those outings and making that delicious batch of tea set me on a train of thought about the joy of creativity and what stifles it. Why hadn't I added to my website and why hadn't I made this simple tea weeks ago when I first thought about it? At the coffee shop, my friend and I talked about creative endurance. What does it take to stay in the process of creating? I wanted to title this blog so many things (How to Avoid Burn Out, How to Nourish the Creative Soul, How to Navigate the 5th House--for the astrology buffs out there). Hence why the title is so wordy. And the truth is, I don't have a formula for doing any of those things. What I have is my experience and my thoughts about life, love, and creativity. So here we go….

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