V is for Vacation #atozchallenge

Creativity is a lifestyle for me, not an action. This month I’m exploring twenty-six quirky ways I keep my creativity flowing.

Right now I’m on vacation and it’s really amazing; there are white sandy beaches, the ocean with a dozen different shades of blue and green, and lots of fun games with my siblings. I’m also getting a ton of work done, soaking in the fact that I’m not engrained in my normal routine and can therefore step out and try new ideas. 

Vacations are great times to stretch creativity and come up with new ideas. There’s nothing like brainstorming on a quiet day or going for a long walk to troubleshoot. Vacations are also wonderful for learning new things or trying your hand at an interesting craft. 

Do you know what I’ve discovered, though? I don’t have to have a real vacation in order to feel like I’m getting one. Instead I can take an afternoon or evening and turn it into vacation mode. I can curl up with a book, set aside a task and play a game with my bro, or even make a special meal for the family. Stepping out of routine changes up life and is good for me, even if I don’t always like it.

There’s also such a thing as taking a vacation from being creative. Sometimes I get tired of being creative and I just want to glide through life for a few days by rote. And that’s okay, as long as it doesn’t last for very long. In fact it can be quite helpful cause it not only gives me a break, but it also reminds me of how much more alive life feels when it’s stoked with creativity.

And now I’m off to get some work on a sun encased patio with an azure blue sky encompassing the world and coconut tree fonds rustling in the wind all around me. This would seriously be an amazing setting for a book… Maybe after I catch up on my non-writing job for the day I’ll be able to write some. 

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