Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - C is for Creativity

Creativity is my life. A day not created is a day not lived for me. I need to create to find my joy and to find the words I want to share.

Case in point, yesterday.

I had a cruddy day yesterday. I didn't feel good at all, and I lacked in self-care. I didn't take pain meds, I didn't use aromatherapy, I just felt like crap and didn't care that I did.

I didn't write my B-post and told myself I didn't care about the challenge anymore.

Only much later in the day, after I had to cancel an appointment due to a full blown headache, I remembered this month's quest.

I took pain meds and crawled in bed. I took a half hour nap that did wonders. I used some aromatherapy, and nestled in the pillows.

And then, around 10PM, I finally wrote my blog post, in ten minutes flat. And I made a logo to go with it, Just because I could.

I also wrote some poetry and made a list on a new creative project for my bullet journal.

At the end of all that, I wrote this as inspiration for today's post:



I think that needs to be my mantra :)

19 comments:

  1. Makes for a great mantra :-) Happy A-to-Z-ing.

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  2. Hi Sylvia - well done ... just sometimes things turn out right - I'm glad you're past the B day ... take care and cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/c-is-for-cattle-and-cow-cooper.html

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words :) And yes, very happy to be out of the B zone!

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  3. I am glad you decided to continue with the challenge.

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  4. A great reminder of the need to care for ourselves. I like that quote you included as a mantra at the end. i may have to find one for myself. Good luck on the rest of the challenge.

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    1. Thank you, I really love the quote as well! Good luck finding one that works for you!

      Have a great challenge too!

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  5. I think it is simply imposible not to create anything everyday. Even if you don't want to!

    Eva - Mail Adventures

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    1. :) very true!!! Thanks for your visit!

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  6. I think you're onto a true fact!
    Sorry you weren't feeling well. Way to take care of yourself and benefit from a creativity surge!

    https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/2017/04/a-z-blogging-challenge-calories-carbs.html

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for visiting :)

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  7. You are indeed an inspiration, Sylvia. Congratulations on following your instincts and taking care of yourself first. I plan to adopt your mantra, also!

    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Gail! Nice to see you here! Have followed you on Twitter for a long time :) Hope you are well! So happy you ahve adopted my mantra!

      Have a great A to Z!

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  8. That's wonderful Sylvia! I'm glad you found the wherewithal to take care of yourself. Self-care is so important and all to easy to ignore.

    (This is Tamara from Instagram, btw!)

    C is for Character

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    1. It is indeed so very easy to ignore. Not anymore! It is very confronting at times to write about it, but it helps me a great deal (just wait and see what I wrote for F for instance!!)

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  9. An excellent reminder that caring for yourself is super important.

    Melissa @ My Creatively Random Life

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    1. Thank you for saying so. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Wonderful inspiration. I too have taken charge of my own creativity. I realize without proper rest or exercise, and mental and spiritual breaks, that I suffer. I aim for balance the spiritual physical, and mental.

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