CREATIVE LIVING – Part 3: Mental Roadblocks & Being An Artist
Yes! Back into some real content. Been putting my own words into action this year as my wife and I saw the birth of twin daughters at the beginning of the year. I’ve had to be more focused and intentional with my time than ever before. And so, the subject of living a creative life is even more dear to my heart than ever.
Previously, I’ve discussed ways to open up more time to be creative as well as some practical ways to declutter our lives. Now it’s time to delve inward and break down some of the mental roadblocks that can cripple the creative process.
CREATIVE LIVING – Part 2: Physical Resources
Last time, I discussed ways to open up time for the things we always wished we had more time to do. This time, I’ll be discussing some convenient ways to declutter our lives, bring more stimulation to the body and mind, and free up some resources for you to create with.
CREATIVE LIVING – Part 1: A Question of Time
There are numerous titles attached to me: Husband, Father, Musician/Composer, Recording Engineer, Recording Studio Owner, Art Director, Designer and Home Owner. All of which require serious time investment. Because of these things, one of the most common questions I am asked is “how do you have time to do all that stuff?”
Dilemas of The Creative Life
Recently I was at a birthday party. As those social occasions go, there were people of varying ages and backgrounds mingling and engaging in surfacey conversation. At one point in the evening, my wife and I were talking with someone who had found out we are expecting twins in January. Our confirmation of this was quickly followed by hearty congratulations and a mention as to how blessed we are. And I agree. We are incredibly blessed even though we are fully aware of the craziness that awaits. But it was the statement that followed his congratulatory words that alarmed me and reinforced a fundamental world view difference within me. He looked at me and said, “Well, I guess it’s time to hang up the music career now, huh?”