Slice of Life Tuesday” is the weekly writing challenge hosted “Two Writing Teachers” – where a wonderful writing community shares and supports each other.
During university (many years ago), a friend at the time accused me of never finishing anything. Since then, I have received two degrees, written several novels and picture books (still to be published), had children, taught for over 30 years – just a few of the things “finished” over.
Yet, the phrase has continued to surface over the years.
When I read an article this weekend by Jennie at “Little Girl Designs”, I recognized myself and why that phrase still aunts me.
She stressed that we need to “Consume less, create more”. She discussed how she became overloaded with course after course , taking in more information than she could realistically process fully.
This “information overload”I one I face. I am always seeking new blogs, new articles, new books, new courses. If I see something I like, I have to learn more. I buy a book, print off an article or sign up for a course. Then something else appeals to me, and the same cycle happens again.
I have tried wood carving, beading, basketry, wood burning, among other things.
Jennie sawys we need to “make room for creativity”. so that we are not consumers of information, but creators.
Yes, I do finish things, but I can see that when I pursue knowledge, I am constantly on a wheel to learn more and more.
Enough already. Time to use what I’ve learned – whether in writing or art – and just “DO IT.”