I often feel this big pull between being an explorer & creative on one side & an entrepreneur on the other.
I want to honour the natural rhythms of creativity that ebb & flow like the tides sometimes bursting forth in huge waves of inspiration that I couldn’t hold back or slow down if I tried. They lead me down interesting tangents & paths where I stumble upon my own private cave of wonders. And sometimes my creativity asks the most difficult thing of all - for me to slow down & be patient, to rest & trust that this time of hibernation in preparation for the next wave of inspiration & all the energy it will take to birth that. Slowing down is hard, as I recently mentioned in another article.
But as much as I desperately want to honour this creative mad genius & the wild and whirling ride that sometimes accompanies it…I also feel the pull of being an entrepreneur. A CEO, a business woman. Who just happens to depend on her creativity for a living. So I also have this need to be consistent & constantly produce for myself & my clients. And sometimes these two sides seem inescapably at odds.Read More