It's 11pm on Saturday night. Ray Lamontagne is playing in the background. I'm wrapped in a big warm blanket and sitting at my desk chair with my knees up so my chin can rest on them (my standard thinking position).
I'm trying my hardest to write a list of really intentional and productive goals for the year. Even if I don't hold myself to them, I still always write them out at the beginning of the year. The finite gift of time is something I am starting to understand more and more as I get older. So thinking about making the next twelve months count shouldn't seem so daunting when I think back to how fast the last twelve went. Surely I can come up with a few things that will stretch me for the better?
But, at this moment... besides the usual cut back on diet coke and processed foods thing, I got nothing. I got crickets. I've been in quite a creative rut lately and I'm not sure how to shake it off. Part of me thought that when that calendar switched over to January 1st, I would be infused with renewed creative energy and inspiration to take on the world. A long list of the best ideas I've ever had would just flow right out of my fingertips and onto this piece of paper in front of me.
Um, still waiting.
I have some dreams for Mod Memento that I will share at the appropriate time. But in terms of actually taking steps to make those dreams happen, it's a slow painful crawl. But I'm kind of okay with that. This year more than ever, I want to start with prayer and gratitude before taking on a big goal or dream. I want to be more efficient with the precious time I have. And wasting it going down paths that aren't meant for me is just not something I can afford to do anymore.
How about more prayer, and less procrastination. There ya go. Two goals written down.
How do you guys get out of a creative rut?