Did you know that January is officially known as Creativity Month? Well, I didn't until I saw it on one of my guilty-pleasure websites. Seriously, there is something to be celebrated every single day- and I kinda' love it. What better time to get the juices flowing than in January? There's nothing ever going on in January. Especially if you live somewhere cold like me. I know there are much colder places in the world than Ohio, but it's currently 2° and feels like -14° with windchill. BRR! Sign me up to stay in all month and hibernate, please.
But back to the being creative thing. I have mentioned time and time again that I'm writing a book. Writing has been something I have enjoyed for as long as I can remember. Once, in third grade we had to write a paper on our favorite place. The requirement was at least a 2-page typed paper. My teacher probably got a great laugh when I turned in a 7-pager about our local mall and how awesome it was when my mom took me there. What can I say!? A girl loves her mall.
So since it's the official month and all, there's no better time for me to buckle down and finish this novel, or memoir, if you will. I've been chipping away at it off and on for years. Years, people. However, I think I've finally come to a point in my life where I want to really pursue writing and the world of publishing. My family is so supportive and got me a few gifts for Christmas that really just sparked my desire to actually finish what I've started. The 2015 Writer's Market which I've been devouring already, and Brain Storm, written by the guy who produced the Lion King and Beauty & the Beast.
I know I've got so much creativity to tap into, if I can just set aside the time to actually unleash it. Sometimes it seems impossible to work a full-time job, keep up with a house, chores, errands, spend time with my husband and still somehow find the time to pursue a passion. There have been times I get wild about my ideas and can write for hours on end without letting up, but those times have been few and far between. As I get older I just feel like it's now or never at this time. If I want something bad enough, I'll make the time for it. I'll find time and I'll be the creator I know I can be.